Giggs: I didn't sleep last night over hard selection decisions
Published 26/04/2014 | 20:01
Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs says it was very difficult to tell some players they were out of the team for today's game against Norwich City.
United enjoyed a 4-0 victory over the Canaries to mark the perfect start for Giggs in the managerial hotseat and while he admitted after the game he thoroughly enjoyed the occasion, the 40 year-old conceded it was difficult breaking the bad news to the likes of Juan Mata and Marounae Fellaini.
"I didn't sleep a wink last night over it," he told Sky Sports News.
"Naturally some were very disappointed and while I am the manager at the moment, I am still a fellow player."
Big money signing Fellaini was left out of the squad altogether while Mata scored twice after his introduction and the Spaniard was singled out for special praise from the Welshman.
"Juan showed what a good professional he is," he said.
"He could easily have sulked but he just got on with it."
Giggs revealed that he is not thinking long-term about taking the job on a permanent basis, but focusing instead on the next fixture against Sunderland.