Manchester United’s interim boss Ryan Giggs savours ‘proudest moment’ as he prepares for Norwich City

Manchester United 's interim boss Ryan Giggs is relishing the chance to lead the Reds out against Norwich City at Old Trafford on Saturday evening. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. Manchester United 's interim boss Ryan Giggs is relishing the chance to lead the Reds out against Norwich City at Old Trafford on Saturday evening. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Friday, April 25, 2014
10:34 AM

Ryan Giggs admitted it was the proudest moment of his life when he was asked to take charge of Manchester United as the Welshman gears up for his Premier League managerial bow against Norwich City at Old Trafford.

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Moyes lost his job on Tuesday and Giggs, the club’s most decorated player, was asked to step in by chief executive, Ed Woodward. The 40-year-old is still to retire as a player but will assume managerial responsibilities for the final month of the season. Giggs told the club’s television station on Friday he had no hesitation in accepting the offer.

“When Ed asked me to look after the team for the remaining four games, I had no hesitation in saying yes,” he told MUTV. “I’ve got to say this is the proudest moment of my life. The club has been the biggest part of my life since I was 14. I’m proud, happy, a little bit nervous, but just like I am as a player, I can’t wait for the game on Saturday. I can’t wait for 5.30 tomorrow when we walk out at Old Trafford. I know the place will be rocking. I’ve told the players ‘I trust you and I know what you’re capable of. Go out there and show it’.”

Giggs has vowed to put a smile back on the faces of Manchester United fans after a difficult season following Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure and the appointment of Moyes.

“I want to bring back some smiles on the faces of the fans. I can’t wait for the game, the players are excited too,” he said. “I know the stadium will be bouncing. “I’d like to thank David for giving me my first chance in coaching. It was something I’ll always remember when he rang me in the summer and asked me to come on board. Obviously I was still playing but he’s given me my first opportunity of a coaching role.”

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7 comments

  • I recall an England schoolboy international called Ryan Wilson....

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    Capri

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Hey guys! Show a bit more respect!!!!!! He's the only person to have played for Manchester Utd, Managed Manchester Utd, and slept with his brothers wife!

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    Mattias333

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • How did you get rogering through? ????? Hopefully see you lot in the boozer soon. Ps hope we roger Man U.

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    el dingo

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Well said Gossy, I can't stand him. I thought his proudest moment was rogering an ex Big Brother contestant.

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    Steely Dan

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Cruel but fair GV. Cruel but fair.

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    el dingo

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Giggs should just retire. After all he just wants to spend more time with his brother's family

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    GossVolley

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Giggs looked nervous as ever, and that is only to be expected. The pressure on him will be intense - whereas Neil Adams, with two PL fixtures under his belt - will be the more experienced manager going about his business ruthlessly. Certainly City have an advantage going into this game that they really must exploit. How about a reverse of last weeks result with City winning 2-3 ? RVW to score a..........no, wait a minute....... that is maybe just going a bit too far ! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, April 25, 2014

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