Giggs second half hat-trick as Man Utd hit eight
Ryan Giggs completed a second-half hat-trick as Manchester United maintained their 100 per cent pre-season record by beating Hangzhou Greentown 8-2. Michael Owen continued his fine form for his new club by scoring twice as United raced into a 4-0 half time lead.
Giggs expects Michael Owen to shine for United this season after two more goals.
"It just proves what we all knew anyway, that he's a goalscorer," Giggs said of Owen's performance.
"He scores all kinds of goals and he's done really well so far."
Boss Sir Alex Ferguson added that he believes Owen has been given a new lease of life by the opportunity to play for United after his career appeared to be on a downward turn.
"Michael's contribution was very good," he told MUTV.
"I think he was delighted to join us and was excited to play for us. He's excited to move to a club where there's attacking play all the time and I think that's what he needs."