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Giggs: Man Utd perfect counter-attacking team

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs says the current team reminds him of the championship-winning side of 1993.

Giggs told manutd.com: "I think this side reminds me of the '93 team the most. That team was a true counter-attacking team, with the likes of me, Sharpey and Andrei Kanchelskis. And with players like Ince and Keane, we had the ability to work from box to box.

"We've got the same again now. There is a lot of power and pace going forward in this current side with Wayne, Cristiano and Louis. There's plenty of speed in attacking areas. But, because we are an attacking team, that makes the way the defence has played this year even more impressive. The lads at the back have been brilliant."

Giggs also paid tribute to the defensive solidity that allowed the forwards to flourish.

He added: "The stability at the back has been one of the big reasons we have done so well. All champions need a solid back four and goalkeeper, and we've certainly had that.

"Chelsea's defensive partnership of John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho was one of their major assets. I think they played in almost every game last season. It's been the same with us this season. It's not just Rio and Vida, the whole defence has given the team a solid base, and with that you can go out and play attractive football and score lots of goals because you know you've there's a reliable defence behind you."

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