Ryan Giggs has been a Premier League winner on a quite remarkable 12 occasions, yet he believes lucky number 13 could be one of Manchester United's finest achievements yet.

United were five points behind Manchester City in pursuit of the league crown on March 3 but, since then, have enjoyed a 13 point swing and look destined to lift the title as the season reaches the final straight.

Mikel Arteta's late winner for Arsenal against City on Sunday evening seemingly put paid to the latter's hopes of winning the Premier League this season, and United are firmly in the driving seat with six games remaining.

It is typical of United that they have made a late charge for the trophy, having started the campaign with a squad bereft of numerous seasoned performers.

It has taken time for young summer acquisitions to bed themselves in, while the return of Paul Scholes in January has prompted a run of fantastic form.

And, given the way in which the United squad was disrupted last summer, Giggs believes winning the title this season would be quite an achievement indeed.

"It would be huge. When you look at the spending power Manchester City have, the injuries we’ve had, the experience we’ve lost – Scholesy for half the season, Edwin van der Sar, John O’Shea, Wes Brown," the veteran midfielder told United Review.

"Then the challenge we faced in bringing in a new goalkeeper – David De Gea came in for a lot of criticism early on but he’s worked hard and he’s showing terrific form at a key time – and the young talent we’ve blooded, it would be a massive achievement."

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