Manchester United take on Olympique Lyon in the UEFA Champions League, last 16, first leg match in Lyon on Wednessday and while the Red Devils supporters would be loking towards the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney for deliverance, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is looking at the older generation for remittance.
Sir Alex underlines the significance of the veteran duo of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs for progress in the Champions League this season and remarks:
The experience of Ryan(Giggs) and Paul Scholes is going to be very important. Ryan has two years left on his contract and Paul has a similar amount remaining. They will be good years because they have looked after themselves. We’ve got younger players to play alongside them, so the balance is right in that respect. It’s difficult to say how long they’ll last. But the one thing they have to do is steer clear of injuries. Ryan is in fantastic shape as he’s never had a really serious injury.
Giggs is to play in his 100th UEFA Champions League match and the United fans would certainly like to see their old time hero celebrate with a goal and a win at the Estadio Municipal de Garland on Wednesday night.
May God grant them their wish. Amen.