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How did Ryan Giggs fair on first day as United boss?

Manchester United's interim manager Ryan Giggs applauds the crowd. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Manchester United's caretaker manager Ryan Giggs has enjoyed his first day as the new boss, beating Norwich City 4-0 at Old Trafford.

Before the game began, Giggs was quoted in the matchday programme saying:

United is the rock which my life has been built upon and I promise to give this job the best I can.

I'm determined to carry on the traditions and philosophy of the club which I've grown up with and I believe in strongly.

– Ryan Giggs

The famous winger became the club's caretaker manager after David Moyes was sacked last week.

A banner showing support for Ryan Giggs was unfurled from the stand. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
A fan holds up a banner saying 'In Giggsy we trust'. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

Manchester United fans welcomed Ryan Giggs into the stadium for his first game in charge by singing a rendition of Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart.

The United faithful have chanted the song for years, changing the words to "Giggs will tear you apart again," instead.

Ryan Giggs takes his seat before the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA
The new manager signs autographs before the game kicked off. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA
Manchester United's interim manager Ryan Giggs watches the match against Norwich Credit: Martin Rickett/PA
Manchester United's interim manager Ryan Giggs shouts on the touchline. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
Rooney opens the scoring against Norwich. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Many people posted their support throughout the game onto Twitter:

A banner was also flown over Old Trafford by a plane thanking David Moyes for time as Manchester United manager.

Two goals from Wayne Rooney and two from midfielder Juan Mata helped secure three points for the Manchester club.

Wayne Rooney jumps in the air after scoring his second. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
Ryan Giggs kicks the ball in the air along the touchline. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA
The support was unwavering for Ryan Giggs throughout the match. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
Old manager Alex Ferguson watched from the stands. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
United deserved their 4-0 win over Norwich. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Giggs applauds the crowd at Old Trafford after winning 4-0. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs came out after the game to discuss the difficult week leading up to the Norwich game:

We have had a tough week and we understand there was a lot of negativity towards us, we are hurt by that and want to put it right - today we have shown that, we have to show that we are a top team.

He is built to be a manager - Giggsy has all the credentials to be the next boss."

– Wayne Rooney

I was really pleased with the performance and the response of the players. I didn't sleep last night with having to leave the likes of Mata out of the starting eleven and it was really, really tough.

I am one of their team-mates so to leave them out was really tough

– Ryan Giggs

It was really difficult to pick the team but I wanted experienced players because I knew it would be an emotionally charged game and they didn't let me down.

I trust them all. All of us have let ourselves down this year and we haven't played to the level we are capable of.

– Ryan Giggs