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Giggs insists Man Utd squad can handle two games in 48 hours

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs insists they can handle two games in 48 hours after the international break.

The Reds are scheduled to face Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday 30 March before contesting an FA Cup sixth-round replay with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Easter Monday with the kick-off times less than 48 hours apart.

"It is a strange situation; I think they were just trying to fit the Chelsea replay in," Giggs told MUTV. "Obviously, with them still in the Europa League it was tough to find a place for the fixture and Easter Monday was the only time. It seems strange to play twice in 48 hours - we haven't done that for a bit.

"But saying that, the squad is looking good at the moment and hopefully we will have a fully fit group after the international break that will be able to handle the two games.

"It is two important games in such a short space of time - Sunderland away is always going to be a tough one and obviously Chelsea will be too - but hopefully we've got a squad that can handle it."

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