Manchester United player-coach Ryan Giggs isn't surprised by the criticism coming the club's way this season.

He does not agree that the club has been subjected to biting criticism just because Sir Alex Ferguson has proved a hard act to follow.

"I think the criticism would have been the same if it had been the old manager," said Giggs. "The results haven't gone for us and we haven't produced the performances we know we can.

"That has probably added to the criticism. We haven't got off to a great start but there's plenty of time to turn it around and hopefully we can do that. We have to keep working hard."

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