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Moyes with old Preston friend at time of bar 'assault'

David Moyes worked with Derek Shaw while both men were at Preston North End. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire and Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is understood to have been out socialising with Blackburn Rovers managing director Derek Shaw at a Lancashire wine bar at the time of an incident in which Moyes is accused of assaulting a man.

Mr Shaw was on the board at Preston North End when Moyes began his managerial career at Deepdale before the Scotsman moved onto Everton.

A minor scuffle between Moyes, 51, and a 23-year-old man is alleged to have happened in the Emporium bar in Clitheroe town centre at about 10pm yesterday.

Louis van Gaal: I'm proud to manage such a big club as Manchester United

In his first words in English since his appointment as Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal said he is "proud" to manage such a big club.

He said: "I am very fine. I am very happy, and also proud that I can be the trainer-coach of such a big club as Manchester United."

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Ryan Giggs: From teen superstar to elder statesman

Ryan Giggs has called an end to his playing career after 23 years and nearly 1,000 games for Manchester United.

Our photo gallery plots the Welshman's evolution from a fresh-faced teenager terrifying opposing defenders to one of the game's elder statesman.

Giggs rounds goalkeeper Jon Hallworth in a game against Oldham Athletic on Boxing Day 1991. Credit: PA Wire
Giggs holding his club Player of the Year award from the 1997-98 season. Credit: Bob Collier/EMPICS Sport
The midfielder turning out for Wales against Russia in a European Championship play-off in 2003. Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport
Giggs and former teammate Rio Ferdinand parade the Premier League and Champions League trophies in 2008. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images
The Welshman turning out against Hull City in his final game at Old Trafford. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Giggs 'filled with emotions' after end of playing career

Ryan Giggs has spoken of mixed emotions as he calls time on a Manchester United playing career that has taken in 963 appearances for the Old Trafford club.

Giggs will now become number two to the club's new manager Louis van Gaal.

Ryan Giggs made his United debut in 1991 and went on to make 963 appearances for the club. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In an open letter to fans, the midfielder wrote: "For me, today is a new chapter filled with many emotions - immense pride, sadness, but most of all, excitement towards the future."

The 40-year-old also paid tribute to United supporters, saying: "To the greatest fans in world football, thank you, I have loved every minute of playing for you and representing the biggest and best club in the world."

Man United veteran Ryan Giggs ends playing career

Veteran Manchester United midfielder Ryan Gigsg has ended his playing career after being appointed assistant to the club's new manager, Louis Van Gaal.

Giggs has enjoyed a glittering career, making 963 appearances for the Old Trafford club since his debut in 1991, during which time he has won 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues and four FA Cups.

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Van Gaal 'one of the outstanding managers in football'

Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward said:

In Louis van Gaal, we have secured the services of one of the outstanding managers in the game today.

He has achieved many things in his career to date and Old Trafford provides him with a fitting stage on which to write new chapters in the Manchester United story.

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