Last updated : 21 January 2003 By editor

Ryan Giggs has reiterated his desire to end his career at United but he recognises that this will only happen if he performs at the top of his game.

From his official web site:

‘I know in myself that I haven't played well in recent games but I'm confident that my form will return.

A lot has been made of the reception I got from some of the United fans when I was substituted in the Blackburn game but it really didn't upset me. The fans pay good money to watch the game and they're entitled to express their feelings - good or bad. You can't take the cheers when things are going well and then get upset if they're not happy with you or the team when the results or performances aren't up to scratch. All the same, I was pleased to get a good reception when I came on against Chelsea on Saturday.’

From Planetfootball he adds:

“I'm as hungry as I have always been to win things. I have to be because the manager doesn't have favourites here.I have never been a player who is satisfied with underachievement. I’m always striving to improve my game and that remains as much the case today as it did when I was a 17-year-old trying to force my way into the side.I know the club don't owe my anything. I have to earn it."