Giggs refusing to take Wigan lightly

May 6, 2008

Ryan Giggs is not expecting Wigan to roll over and hand Manchester United the Premier League title on Sunday.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side head into the final league match of the season knowing a victory over the Latics at the JJB Stadium will see them retain their crown.

However, Wigan are no longer whipping boys for the top flight's 'big four' since the arrival of former United old boy Steve Bruce as manager in November.

Following a run of 20 straight league defeats to United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool after gaining promotion in the summer of 2005, Bruce has stopped the rot.

Wigan have since drawn with Liverpool at Anfield, at home to the Gunners, whilst most notably they held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge last month.

If Bruce's side can repeat that feat against United and Chelsea beat Bolton at home, the title will head to London.

Giggs, who will become United's joint all-time appearance maker alongside Sir Bobby Charlton if he plays at Wigan, said: 'It's in our hands, which is all you can ask for.'

Speaking on MUTV, he added. 'It's going to be a tough game. Wigan have got some decent players. They showed that when they played Chelsea and got a draw.

'But no matter what happens with Chelsea, it's still in our hands and we've got to be professional and do our job.'