Man Utd boss Ryan Giggs: 'It's been a difficult 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.

New Man Utd boss Giggs pictured with coaching staff

Manchester United's official Twitter account has tweeted a picture of temporary boss Ryan Giggs with his coaching staff which includes former players Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes.

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Interim #mufc boss Ryan Giggs with coaches @fizzer18, Nicky Butt & Paul Scholes, ready for training. http://t.co/sdqxHVWl5N

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Watch Ryan Giggs' first press conference as Man U boss in full

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Ryan Giggs: 'I've just given myself a five-year contract'

Ryan Giggs joked that one of his first decisions as temporary Manchester United boss was to reward himself with a new five-year contract.

When asked by a journalist whether the Welshman would consider selecting himself to play, the club's longest-serving player replied: "Well, I've just given myself a five-year contract. I'm using my power while I can."

Read: Ryan Giggs thanks David Moyes after 'whirlwind week'

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 on fans faces" and joked that he has rewarded himself with a new five-year contract.

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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.

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

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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."

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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".

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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."

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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."

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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."

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Ryan Giggs to face the press

Ryan Giggs Credit: PA

Ryan Giggs will face the press today for the first time as interim manager of Manchester United.

An announcement from the club came shortly after David Moyes was sacked. The club later confirmed the club's longest serving player will handle first-team responsibilities until a replacement has been found.

The Reds will play their first game since David Moyes was sacked tomorrow when they take on Norwich.