Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs says their title winning experience gives them an edge in this season's race.

United could be top going into 2012 after a superb run of league results.

"The experience that the manager, the players and the coaching staff have of what's required in the second half of the season, as well as the overall hunger and desire to win competitions will help us," Giggs told United's website.

"Big players can't wait for big games and towards the end of the season the games just get bigger and bigger.

"You want that in the run-in - you want to be involved in big games and going for the title. That's why you become a footballer."