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Giggs: Manchester United squad in good shape

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Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs believes the squad are well placed to deal with the upcoming busy fixture period.

With the international break over and done with, the matches come thick and fast for the Red Devils, as they host Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday night, before the first Manchester derby of the season at the Etihad Stadium next Sunday.

United then entertain Liverpool in the Capital One Cup the following Wednesday, and Giggs says that the squad are in good condition and that they will cope with the tough run of fixtures.

He told the club's official website: "I think we're in good shape. In the first few games of the season you don't really know where everyone's at because players have joined at different times of pre-season or missed pre-season altogether.

"But now, especially after the international break, I think a few of the guys have caught up in terms of training or minutes on the pitch for their countries.

"We're all ready and prepared to use the squad now because it seems like there's a game every couple of days from now on."

He added: "Different players will be used in all those games because this is where the squad comes into its own. Just about everybody is fit, which is a bonus, so I'm confident heading into this busy period."

The 39-year old, who recently took up a coaching role with the club alongside his playing duties, could be the old head that manager David Moyes turns to in order to help the new boss negotiate his first-ever Champions League group stage match, when Manchester United host Bayer Leverkusen at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.

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