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Giggs: United is 'the rock which my life has been built on'

In the matchday programme ahead of the game between Manchester United and Norwich, Ryan Giggs has said he promises to give his new manager role "the best I can."

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Giggs adds: “I'm determined to carry on the traditions & philosophy of the club which I've grown up with & I believe in strongly.” #mufc

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In his programme notes, Ryan Giggs says #mufc is "the rock which my life has been built upon & I promise to give this job the best I can."

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#mufc interim boss Ryan Giggs has arrived at Old Trafford with his players. http://t.co/lYspEWUcvu

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Manchester Utd deny appointing van Gaal as new boss

Manchester United have distanced themselves from reports that Holland coach Louis van Gaal has agreed a three-year deal to become their new manager.

Holland coach Louis van Gaal has been heavily tipped as Manchester United's new manager
Holland coach Louis van Gaal has been heavily tipped as Manchester United's new manager Credit: VI Images/VI Images/Press Association Images

The Dutchman is the favourite to replace the sacked David Moyes at the end of the season, according to prominent Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, which said the 62-year-old agreed a deal on Friday.

Read: Van Gaal 'already secured' as Manchester Utd manager

A spokesman for Manchester United said: "There is nothing to report. We have not signed a new manager. When we have something to report, we will announce it."

Read: Ryan Giggs to take charge of first Man Utd game

Van Gaal 'already secured' as Manchester Utd manager

Holland coach Louis van Gaal has already been sealed as Manchester United's new manager, according to Dutch newspaper Der Telegraaf.

Holland manager Luis van Gaal is reportedly being lined up as the permanent manager of Manchester United
Holland manager Luis van Gaal is reportedly being lined up as the permanent manager of Manchester United Credit: Liewig Christian/ABACA/Press Association Images

Van Gaal will appoint former Holland player Patrick Kluivert as his deputy once he takes up the job, said the paper.

Van Gaal has already committed to see Holland through this summer's World Cup, meaning he would not be able to take charge until the Dutch team finish their involvement in the tournament.

Read: Ryan Giggs to take charge of first Man Utd game

Ryan Giggs is due to take charge as coach of Manchester United for the first time today, in the first of the club's remaining four games of the season.

Former coach Alex Ferguson has backed Giggs to become the permanent manager, following the sacking of David Moyes.

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

Ryan Giggs to take charge of first Man Utd game

Ryan Giggs will take charge of Manchester United as manager for the first time today when the side face Norwich at Old Trafford at 5.30 pm.

Ryan Giggs became player/manager for Manchester United after David Moyes was sacked
Ryan Giggs became player/manager for Manchester United after David Moyes was sacked Credit: MICK TSIKAS/AAP/Press Association Images

Giggs said the encounter "is going to be a tough game, because they're fighting for their lives", but he wanted the players to enjoy themselves in their last four games of the season.

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

"I want to bring some positivity back, I want to put smiles on the faces," Giggs said.

"We've got three home games at Old Trafford where our form hasn't been great, and I want to see goals."

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

Moyes and Man Utd reach settlement after sacking

A settlement between David Moyes and Manchester United has been agreed after he was sacked by the club, the League Managers Association said.

David Moyes was sacked after only 10 months at Manchester United. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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

A spokesman said: "The League Managers Association and Manchester United are pleased to confirm that terms of settlement have been agreed between the club and David Moyes in respect of the termination of his employment.

"A settlement agreement is in the process of being finalised. No further comment will be made in relation to this issue."

Watch: Ryan Giggs give first press conference as Man Utd boss

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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

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

Ryan Giggs has given his first press conference as Manchester United's temporary manager and said he wanted to put a smile back on the faces of their fans.

Watch: Giggs jokes about giving himself a new contract

He added that becoming the club's boss was the "proudest moment" of his career.

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

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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