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Ryan Giggs thanks David Moyes after 'whirlwind week'

Ryan Giggs said it has been a "whirlwind week" after he replaced David Moyes as Manchester United boss and thanked his former manager for giving him his first chance in coaching.

Ryan Giggs during his first press conference as Manchester United boss. Credit: ITV News

The club's longest-serving player took his first press conference as Manchester United's temporary boss today and said: "I am proud to be managing for the four remaining games at the club I've supported all my life and been associated with for 25 or 26 years."

Giggs, who joined the club's coaching team in the summer, added: "It's been a difficult week and was a shock to me on Tuesday when I spoke to [executive vice-chairman] Ed [Woodward] and he informed me David was leaving and asked me to take over - it's been a whirlwind week for me."

He said he wanted to "bring back the smiles of fans faces" and joked that one of his first tasks as Man U manager was to reward himself with a new five-year contract.


Ryan Giggs: 'I've had great support'

Giggs is giving his first press conference this morning
Giggs is giving his first press conference this morning Credit: PA

Ryan Giggs has thanked Manchester United's fans, staff and players for their response to him taking over as manager.

Speaking to MUTV he said: "I've had great support from the fans, the staff and the players. I have had so many well-wishers. I hope in these four games we will do well.

"I want to win four games. It's important that we have European football at Old Trafford next season."



Ferdinand: 'Roll on match day'

Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand has tweeted about the club's 'eventful week' and says he is looking forward to match day.

Ryan Giggs is facing the press this morning for the first time as interim manager, after David Moyes was sacked.


Roll on match day....been an eventful week to say the least....looking for a good performance & result. #Mufc

Police warning after bogus social worker examines baby

Police have urged parents to be vigilant after a bogus social worker called at a house and examined a baby.

The woman, who claimed she was from Gloucestershire social services, was carrying a false ID badge and a black zip-up folder.

She visited a mother in Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, and told her there were concerns for the welfare of her four-month-old son.

The bogus social worker examined a four-month old baby boy. Credit: PA Wire

The fake social worker asked to carry out checks and listened to the boy's heartbeat with a stethoscope during the incident on Wednesday.

Detective Inspector Andy Dangerfield, of Gloucestershire Police, said the woman did not have any physical contact with the baby.

"We don't know what the motivation for this was but clearly it is very concerning," Mr Dangerfield said.

Police have appealed for information about the woman, who is described as white with "slightly tanned skin", in her late 20s or early 30s and with dark shoulder-length bobbed hair.

Giggs: Becoming Man U boss 'proudest moment of life'

Ryan Giggs told MUTV that becoming Manchester United's temporary boss "is the proudest moment of my life".


Ryan Giggs told #MUTV: "When Ed [Woodward] asked me to look after the team for the remaining four games, I had no hesitation in saying yes."


Ryan added on #MUTV: "I’ve got to say this is the proudest moment of my life. The club has been the biggest part of my life since I was 14."


Giggs continued on #MUTV: "I’m proud, happy, a little bit nervous, but just like I am as a player, I can’t wait for the game on Saturday."


Ukraine PM: Russia 'wants to start World War Three'

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk has said that Russia wants to start World War Three by occupying Ukraine "militarily and politically" and creating a conflict that would spread to the rest of Europe.

Yatseniuk told the interim cabinet in remarks broadcast live:

Attempts at military conflict in Ukraine will lead to a military conflict in Europe.

The world has not yet forgotten World War Two, but Russia already wants to start World War Three.

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