Giggs points to the development of a team which were dumped out of the group stages only four years ago to the world beaters of today as an example of the progress the club has made to be on the threshold of greatness.
"Together with the other players the manager has brought in, we've got better and better.
"The key with a new team is to win that first trophy. We beat Wigan in the Carling Cup Final in 2006 and went from strength to strength.
"The age of the team is relatively young if you take out me, Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville and Scholesy.
"We've proved this season we can get to the final again and, hopefully, this will give us the confidence to dominate in Europe like we have done in our own league. We have everything in place to do that."