Despite United's poor start, Giggs said the patchy form of title rivals Manchester City had given United's players hope of clawing their way back into contention.
"It's a weird season," he said. "City have been beaten twice. Nobody has hit the ground running who we'd have expected to.
"There are other teams getting beaten around us. We have plenty of time but we need to start doing it quickly and at the weekend.
"It's not the most difficult season I've had in my career. There have been topsy-turvy seasons in the past.
"I have been in the team for 20-odd years and seen more or less everything.
"You'd rather be showing this form at the start of the season than at the end. You have just got to hang in there to the turn of the year as we always say and then hopefully hit a bit of form like we historically do. We have to take responsibilities as players and try and do that.
"Being a player/coach hasn't affected me really. As an experienced player you always try and help the younger players and I've been doing that for the last five or six years, so it's not an added pressure.
"I have to a responsibility to myself to make sure we do as best as we can."
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