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Giggs takes charge at United with Ferguson's backing

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom - Ryan Giggs takes charge of his first Manchester United match Saturday, with Alex Ferguson suggesting his temporary role as manager should be made long-term.

Giggs will take charge of United’s remaining four games of the season as the club begins their search for a permanent successor to manager David Moyes, whose dismissal was confirmed on Tuesday.

The 40-year-old will lead the team for the first time against relegation-threatened Norwich City at Old Trafford on Saturday, adding another chapter to his remarkable United story, which has seen him become English football’s most decorated player in almost 1,000 appearances for the club.

"It’s a club I have supported all my life and I’ve been associated with for 25 years and it’s a proud moment for me and one I will enjoy," said Giggs as he addressed his first media conference in his managerial role.

"I’ve enjoyed the week and I’m proud more than anything. It’s probably the proudest moment of my career and one I’m going to enjoy for the remaining two-and-a-half weeks of the season and bring back some smiles on to the faces of the fans.

"I can’t wait for Saturday to come and 5.30pm (1630 GMT) against Norwich. I know the stadium will be bouncing. The players have been really good in training this week and they are all excited as well.

AFP


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