Ryan Giggs believes Manchester United's ability to adapt in the face of adversity is paying dividends as the reigning Barclays Premier League champions made it five consecutive wins following Saturday's 1-0 victory over Swansea.

The Red Devils' recent run of form has been based on an increasingly solid foundation that has seen Sir Alex Ferguson's side fail to concede a single goal since the 6-1 Old Trafford humbling at the hands of local rivals Manchester City.

Giggs says this improvement on United's defensive side of the game owes something to a change of style, and the players are starting to reap the rewards.

"We've gone back to basics and defended really well since City," he told MUTV. "It wasn't just the goals against City [that concerned us], it was also the chances that were being created against us in the other games.

"Our opponents were getting too many chances and our new goalkeeper, David De Gea, was having far too many shots to save.

"Solidity is something we have always prided ourselves on, at the back and throughout the team really," he added.

On their first ever visit to the Liberty Stadium, United failed to create many chances against a promising Swans side, but Giggs insists they have just the man for the job when goals are demanded from a drip-drip supply line.

"Swansea played some great football against us and kept the ball well, but they didn't really hurt us. It was a tough game for our midfielders and forwards but at the back we defended well and they didn't have many chances.

"When Chicharito's on the pitch you know that if you put a ball in a certain area he's going to be there. And more often than not he's going to put it away.

"It was great for me to set up the goal, and for us to win in my first-ever league game in Wales."


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