Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has admitted that the introduction of veteran winger Ryan Giggs proved pivotal in Manchester United jumping into the Barclays Premier League’s top spot.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side were always on top at Stoke on Saturday, yet until the evergreen Giggs replaced Nani 10 minutes after half-time, they were struggling to get the breakthrough.
Giggs’ cool head changed all that as United went on to record a 2-0 victory.
Berbatov admitted that the game changed when Giggs came on. He also added that it can be see because of the number of years Giggs has been able to play for Manchester United and how much he helps by being on the pitch.
Berbatov added that Giggs makes the right decisions and that is what got United all three points.
Giggs first drifted into space, which allowed Darren Fletcher to find him inside the penalty area with a killer pass. Then he was aware enough to present the on-rushing Berbatov with a tap-in by rolling over an inviting cross.
If that was not enough, Giggs also provided the cross John O’Shea turned home; the perfect way to mark his 350th United appearance.
Berbatov may be a relative newcomer to the Red Devils squad but he is acutely aware of the influence Giggs and fellow old stager Paul Scholes have.