Ryan Giggs (L) gets the better of his former teammates, Phil Neville, who now captains Everton
Ryan Giggs believes Manchester United has too much experience to let its 12-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League slip.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men conceded an eight-point advantage last season as their rivals secured a last-gasp title win on the final day of the season.
But Giggs, speaking after Sunday’s 2-0 win over Everton, insists the squad has learned from its mistakes of 12 months ago and has urged his teammates to remain focused for the rest of the campaign, reports Goal.com.
"I think we've got enough experience but never take anything for granted," Giggs told reporters.
"You've just got to keep playing and playing well. The strength of the squad should see us there if everyone stays fit but you never know what happens. We've just got to concentrate and make sure that we do our job.
Giggs grabbed his first Premier League goal of this season in the win over Everton - ensuring that he has now scored at least one goal in the league for the last 23 consecutive seasons.
"Obviously it's an important goal which is the main thing, it set us off and after that we played some good stuff - we had to really against a really good Everton team," Giggs told Sky Sports.
"The main thing was obviously to get the result and the performance wasn't really important but I think we played well."