Giggs: Premier League title the biggest ever
Published 22:30 09/04/12 By David Anderson
Ryan Giggs claims winning the title would rank alongside the best of his previous 12 triumphs with Manchester United.
United are poised to lift the title for a record 20th time after opening up an eight-point lead and Giggs says this success will be all the sweeter because of the difficulties they have had to overcome.
He cited Manchester City's strong challenge and the upheaval caused in the dressing room as Sir Alex Ferguson replaced many of his experienced stars with younger players.
"It would be huge," said the United legend. "When you look at the spending power Manchester City have, the injuries we've had, the experience we've lost - Scholesy for half the season, Edwin Van Der Sar, John O'Shea, Wes Brown.
"Then the challenge we faced bringing in a new goalkeeper - David De Gea came in for a lot of criticism early on, but he's worked hard and he's showing terrific form at a key time - and the young talent we've blooded, it would be a massive achievement.
"We've not had the best of luck this season and we've had injuries to key players like Nemanja Vidic and Darren Feltcher - and we didn't have Scholes for the first half of the season.
"So a lot of credit has to go to the lads who stepped in and did a great job to get us into this position."
Although United may have one hand on the title, Giggs refuses to take anything for granted.
"We are experienced enough to know there are plenty of points to be gained and lost," he said.
"Until it's mathematically impossible for us to be caught, we won't be counting our chickens. We never do.
"I think at this point of the season, you need momentum. We've been caught before in the lead and we've caught teams ourselves too.
"We just have to keep playing and carrying that momentum because it is very hard to stop. The key word is momentum. Whoever has momentum will win it."