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Ryan Giggs believes he is currently part of the best Manchester United team 'ever' and hopes the champions can maintain their momentum.

After a stuttering start to the season, United are slowly moving through the gears and last weekend took top spot in the Premier League for the first time this campaign.

The Red Devils have also won the Fifa Club World Cup and are through to the Carling Cup final, having also eased into the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

United stalwart Giggs feels the current crop of players compare favourably to past generations and he is optimistic they can dominate the English scene again.

"Last year, we won the Champions League and the Premier League, and we won them in great style," Giggs told ZOO magazine.

"But to talk of a great team, you need six or seven consecutive years of dominance.

"This side is good enough to do that, because all our young players can improve. Basically, I think this year we have the best United team ever."
Awkward start

Reflecting on the team's start to the season, the Welshman added: "There is always a lot of attention on us and during a season, every team has a tricky period.

"We knew it would be a very awkward start with some difficult games, but since then, we've been playing much better. Hopefully, we can keep up the momentum."

Though United are in the running for four more trophies this season, Giggs admits the priority remains the successful defence of the Premier League.

"With United, the goal is to win a third consecutive Premier League title," said the 35-year-old.

"In the Champions League, we already realise it will be extra hard to protect our crown, as all our rivals would love to knock out the holders of the trophy.

"At the moment, the title race comes first, because it's the domestic league. It's the ultimate test. To finish top after 38 games is amazing.

"Then comes the Champions League. But in every competition, many different factors come into play: taking your chances, coming into form at the right time and having a bit of luck.

"All title challengers benefit from luck in a season. But in the end, only one team can claim the trophy."

The full version of this interview is in ZOO magazine, out now.,19528,11667_4832690,00.html
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