Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has admitted that United’s return back to the pinnacle of success may come in two decades.
Ryan Giggs is of the belief that it could take about 15 to 20 years before Manchester United win the Premier League title.
The last time United won the EPL was in 2013 as Sir Alex Ferguson led the team to a 20th league crown in his final season at United.
All of his successors from then have not won the club a domestic league title. David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho couldn’t deliver the most coveted title in England for United.
Red Devils legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Mourinho as the United manager, and he has since been saddled with the responsibility of taking United back to the higher grounds.
The Norwegian is still hunting for his silverware as the United boss however.
Ryan Giggs thinks that United may emulate Liverpool’s long wait for the Premier League title, with Jurgen Klopp bringing stability to the side after several woeful seasons.
Klopp recently led the Reds to their first EPL title in three decades (30 years).
“Yes, 100 per cent,” the treble winner told the Greatest Game Podcast when asked if he is concerned that the Red Devils’ Premier League drought could potentially continue for decades.
“It could be 15, 20 years before you know it, especially if [Jurgen] Klopp and [Pep] Guardiola stick around.
“They have got the resources and the players so we have Liverpool to look at, where the last time when they won it in 1990. They thought ‘we’ll win it again soon.’
“Even Klopp, it took four-and-a-half years for him to win it – it takes a long time.
“You have to think about what Klopp did.
“He improved the team every season or won a trophy like the Champions League and then you saw the improvement so the pressure was off a little bit.
“Every manager and signing [for United] is seen as that ‘he will win us the league’ and it’s not like that.”