Giggs not eyeing United manager's job

PURE THRILL: Rooney celebrating after scoring his second goal against Norwich at Old Trafford on Saturday.


    Apr 28, 2014

    Giggs not eyeing United manager's job


    RYAN Giggs is adamant he has given no further thought to the position of full-time Manchester United manager despite starting his caretaker reign with a 4-0 win over Norwich City.

    At an emotional Old Trafford, Wayne Rooney and substitute Juan Mata scored two goals each on Saturday as Giggs inspired United to their largest home league victory of a disastrous Premier League title defence.

    Rooney told Sky Sports: "Giggsy has got all the credentials to be the next boss but that decision is down to the board."

    However, Dutch national team boss Louis van Gaal remains a strong favourite to be named as the long-term successor to the sacked David Moyes.

    Giggs, though, refused to be drawn on revealing whether he would like to be considered for the post full-time by the club's owners, the Glazer family.

    "Honestly, I'm just looking forward to Sunderland now," said Giggs, 40, ahead of United's match at home to the relegation-threatened side on Saturday.

    "That's it. That's where my focus and concentration is on. I'm not looking any further ahead than that."

    United supporters, however, left the club's hierarchy in no doubt that Giggs would be a popular appointment at Old Trafford, granting him an emotional welcome which overwhelmed the Welsh international winger.

    "The reception was great," said Giggs, who reportedly received backing to take on the manager's post full-time from legendary boss Alex Ferguson earlier last week - although it was on the Scot's word that United made the ill-fated decision to replace him with Moyes following his retirement at the end of last season.

    Giggs continued: "I've walked out of that tunnel so many times in big games, but that's the best feeling I've ever had.

    "I felt 10 feet tall, I felt so proud. The fans' reaction was great.

    "Did I sleep last night? No, in a word. Just leaving out players was the reason I didn't sleep, it wasn't nice. They are team-mates of mine and I've never had to do it before. I will continue to not enjoy that. That's been the hardest part of this week."