After reaching three finals in the previous four campaigns, it was an unexpected blow Giggs and his team-mates are anxious to put right.
And the 38-year-old believes he knows just how to do it.
"We need to win our home games," he said. "Usually 10 or more points gets you through, which means winning at home and trying to draw away.
"We didn't manage it last year because we didn't perform at Old Trafford the way we have done in the past."