The Red Devils legend was disappointed with his side's performance against the Magpies but wants to bounce back immediately against Manchester City in the FA Cup third roundRyan Giggs has urged his Manchester United team-mates to move on from their surprise 3-0 humiliation by Newcastle on Wednesday night.
The Premier League holders were undone at the Sports Direct Arena, losing ground to Manchester City in the title race, and the Welshman admits that the Red Devils were not up to scratch.
“You can have these nights, nobody likes them and nobody wants them but it can happen,” Giggs conceded when speaking to the club’s official website.
“You have got to give credit to Newcastle. They worked hard, closed us down and scored a couple of good goals so we have just got to take it and move on.
“It is a difficult place to come and get a win but we didn’t play to our capabilities and when you don't do that against a team like Newcastle, who are riding high this season, you are always going to come unstuck.”
Demba Ba opened the scoring for the Magpies in the first half but, according to Giggs, Yohan Cabaye’s second, a powerful free kick just after half-time, did more to take the wind out of United’s sails.
“We started okay. Obviously their goal knocked the stuffing out of us a little bit but we were still in the game at 1-0 and thought we were going to create chances. We weren’t too disheartened at half-time and we felt that we could get back into the game,” the midfielder explained.
“It wasn’t how we envisaged or hoped how the second-half would start. It was a great free kick; you can’t do anything about those unfortunately.
"But even at 2-0, we still felt we could get back into the game with just one goal and we had chances.
“We had a 10- or 15-minute spell when we created a couple of half-chances, Danny Simpson blocked one off the line from Wayne Rooney and it just didn’t go for us.”
Giggs is now looking towards Sunday’s FA Cup third-round derby clash against their cross-city rivals as a way to get back on track.
“It is obviously a big game against City in the FA Cup,” he added.
“The atmosphere will be good, we’ll take a load of fans there and hopefully we can get back to winning ways.”
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