London: Robin van Persie's penalty kick gave Manchester United a 2-1 victory over 10-man Liverpool on Sunday, settling a heated Premier League meeting between the fierce rivals after emotional tributes were paid to the Hillsborough disaster victims.
Van Persie beat Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina in the 81st minute after Antonio Valencia was fouled by Glen Johnson to secure United's first win at Anfield since December 2007.
"Over the last three or four years we've come here and played a lot better and not got anything — that's how it goes sometimes," Giggs told Sky Sports television. "It's always tough against a team like Liverpool who keep the ball well. Even if they go down to 10 men they don't change, they keep the ball, and that's always tough."