Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has hit back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic over the ‘Class of 92’ claim.
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has immediately hit back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic over the ‘Class of 92’ claim. The former Manchester United striker was taking a dig at those six players by saying that they only criticize the club, but they do not work for the future of the English outfit.
Paul Scholes and Gary Neville have been critical about Manchester United in the studio at times. The latter also criticized the United hierarchy prior to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival as the manager in mid-December, following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.
“They are not there any more,” Ibrahimovic said.
“They are on TV and complaining all the time because they are not active in the club.
“If you want to work in the club, go and search for work in the club. So you cannot be on TV and always complaining and criticising. Yeah, ok, you’ve had your time, we know it.”
RYAN GIGGS HITS BACK
Ryan Giggs has sarcastically suggested Zlatan Ibrahimovic “knows Manchester United more than us” in the response to the earlier claim to the class of 92.
The Welsh International has said that the passion about the club has made them voice opinions about the club.
“Only Nicky [Butt] is connected with the club now, but when you play over 2000 games [3,450 in total] between us, we are going to have an opinion,”
“Sometimes it’s positive, sometimes negative, but it doesn’t have an effect on results. We are supporters. That’s what football is about, having different opinions. But he [Ibrahimovic] obviously knows more about the club than us.” said Giggs.
Meanwhile, Giggs is worried about the prospect of Manchester City eclipsing Sir Alex Ferguson’s treble in 1999 by winning the Quadruple this season. Pep Guardiola’s side have already lifted the league cup, and are in contention for the Premier League, Champions League, and the FA Cup.
“I’ve got enough to worry about, please don’t bring that up!” Giggs, United’s record appearance holder with 963, added. “They’re a fantastic team, aren’t they?
“They’ve already got one and United going out of the FA Cup makes that a little bit easier for them. They’ve got a long way to go, but just like us in the Treble, you need a lot of things to go for you, that bit of luck, which they had at the weekend.
“But they are a brilliant team. It will be interesting to see what they can achieve.”
The Citizens will face Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup Semifinals, whilst they place Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League Quarterfinals.
Liverpool have played one game more than Manchester City in the Premier League and lead them by two points. Even though nothing is assured, there is no doubt about the league title going down to the wire.
The prospect of watching one of their arch-rivals lifting the Premier League trophy will be irritating for the Red Devils faithful. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is already nurturing the squad as he prepares to take over the club on a permanent basis and hopes to challenge for the league title next season.
The likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Milan Skriniar, Jadon Sancho, and Douglas Costa have been linked with the club, but it remains to be seen who United will sign in the summer transfer window as they look to bring in some new faces to upgrade the squad.
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Ryan Giggs has hit back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s criticism of the Class of 92, saying they’re entitled to have an opinion about Manchester United. Zlatan’s suggested they should shoulder some of the blame for poor performances by the Reds, for being overly critical #CapitalReports pic.twitter.com/ZQQNMvBTZz
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Ryan Giggs on #mufc: “Sometimes it’s positive, sometimes negative, but it doesn’t have an effect on results. We are supporters. That’s what football is about, having different opinions. But he [Ibrahimovic] obviously knows more about the club than us.” #mulive [espn]
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Following back-to-back defeats against Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers in two different competitions for the first time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United will take on Watford in the Premier League as they thrive hard to finish in a Champions League spot. The Red Devils have been drawn against Barcelona in the Champions League Quarterfinals.