Only thing separating City and United is ‘creativity’ – Giggs

Date published: Wednesday 7th February 2018 10:20

Ryan Giggs says Manchester City only have “the upper hand” over Manchester United in “that creative area”.

Wales manager Giggs believes that the one thing separating City and United, aside from 13 points in the Premier League table, is creativity.

The former United winger believes United have a forward line “capable of winning” the title next season, but they are slightly lacking in midfield.

“Manchester United’s attacking players are, without a shadow of a doubt, capable of winning the Premier League next season. They’ve got pace, guile, goals, experience and make up a really top forward line.

“I would say the forward line is as good as Manchester City’s, but the difference is the way of playing, with Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva behind consistently finding the front three for City.

“United have Paul Pogba who could potentially be as good as them, but then Nemanja Matic is more defensive, so it is just that creative area where City have got the upper hand

“One of the best games Pogba had was the Everton game [2-0 win on January 1], when he was on the left of Matic – in a similar position to the one he played at Juventus – and Ander Herrera was on the right.

“I think that position where he’s on the left of a midfield three is where he’s at his best. He’s a brilliant crosser of the ball and I don’t think he’s as effective when he’s having to do more defensive work in central areas.

“I would like to see him in a 4-3-3 with Matic sitting, Herrera to the right and Pogba to the left, with a selection of the front three thriving off more creativity behind them.”

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