Wednesday 18 January 2017

Alex Ferguson backs former player to succeed Louis van Gaal as United manager

Published 27/09/2015 | 13:49

Ryan Giggs and Alex Ferguson during their time together at Manchester United.
Ryan Giggs and Alex Ferguson during their time together at Manchester United.

Manchester United’s most successful manager has backed a member of his Treble winning team to succeed Louis van Gaal when the Dutchman leaves Old Trafford.

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Alex Ferguson was giving his thoughts on who could be a future United manager when discussing his latest book and believes current assistant manager Ryan Giggs has the credentials to be a success in the United hotseat.

Ferguson, who has suggested in the book that David Moyes was in fact sixth-choice as his replacement after his retirement, was the only manager Giggs had during a glittering 24-year playing career.

During his time at United, he won 13 Premier League winner's medals, four FA Cup winner's medals, three League Cup winner's medals, two Champions League winner's medals, a World Club Cup winners medal, an Intercontinental Cup winners medal and nine FA Community Shield winners medals.

Alex Ferguson, pictured right, hailed the
Alex Ferguson, pictured right, hailed the "fantastic career" of Ryan Giggs, left

“I think Ryan has all the qualities to be a fantastic manager. I have heard it said that he will have to go to another club first because he doesn’t have enough experience,” he is quoted as saying in today’s Mirror.

“But he is gaining experience working with Louis van Gaal and he also had experience working with David Moyes and working under me as a player.”

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