Giggs criticises Chivu
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ryan Giggs has hit out at Roma's Cristian Chivu for his part in Paul Scholes' sending off.
Manchester United ace Ryan Giggs has hit out at Roma's Cristian Chivu for his part in Paul Scholes' sending off on Wednesday night
Scholes was sent-off for two bookable offences in the first half of United's 2-1 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico.
Chivu appeared to call for a yellow card for Scholes after he brought down Francesco Totti and United boss Sir Alex Ferguson hit out at the Romanian for trying to influence referee Herbert Fankel.
Giggs has backed Ferguson's criticism of Chivu and says he does not like to see players trying to get opponents sent-off.
"You don't want to see another player getting someone sent off," said Giggs.
"It is one of the worst things you can do and that is what happened. I just hope it won't be repeated."
Giggs is confident United can overturn the first leg deficit at Old Trafford next week despite the absence of the suspended Scholes.
"Not having Scholes is a blow but we have been losing players all season, especially lately, but the squad has come into play," added Giggs.
"We have a lot of bonuses with players coming back and, if we defend right, we always create chances at Old Trafford so it is just a matter of taking one.
"European nights are always special at Old Trafford but we have to play like we can and have been playing all season.
"It's only half-time and we still have to finish the job off."