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Giggs on team selection: 'I didn't sleep last night'

Caretaker manager of Manchester United Ryan Giggs spoke to Sky Sports after his team convincingly beat Norwich City 4-0:

Giggs said: "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".

Manchester United's interim manager Ryan Giggs watches the match against Norwich Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

"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."

Read more: Ryan Giggs' first game as Man United manager ends in 4-0 win

Norwich manager 'very disappointed' after 4-0 defeat

Norwich City's new manager Neil Adams said the team was "very disappointed" after its 4-0 defeat to Manchester United


Neil Adams: "We're very disappointed, it goes without saying. We didn't cause them enough problems." #NCFC #MUFC


The match at Old Trafford was Ryan Gigg's first since he became interim manager of United following David Moyes' exit from the club.

Read a full round up of the match on the ITV Sport website

Rooney: 'Giggsy has all the credentials to be next boss '

Speaking to Sky Sports after the 4-0 over Norwich, Wayne Rooney said: "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 celebrates his first goal. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Read more: Ryan Giggs' first game as Man United manager ends in 4-0 win

Winning start for new United boss Ryan Giggs

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

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

Read: Fans show their support for new United boss Giggs

Ryan Giggs takes his seat before the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA
Manchester United's interim manager Ryan Giggs shouts on the touchline. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
Manchester United's interim manager Ryan Giggs on the touchline Credit: Martin Rickett/PA


Fans show their support for new United boss Giggs

Manchester United fans have taken to Twitter to show their support for new boss, Ryan Giggs:


This is the most exciting game I have seen by @manutd #manutdnorwich #Giggs seems to have a positive impact


hahah so does this mean we are keeping Giggs as manager?

Live blog of the match: Man United v Norwich

'Thank you Moyes' banner flown over Old Trafford

A banner has been flown over Old Trafford by plane thanking David Moyes for time as Manchester United manager.

'Giggs will tear you apart' rings out around Old Trafford

Manchester United fans have 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.

Manchester United's fans stand behind a Ryan Giggs banner. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

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

Read: Ryan Giggs' first game as Man United manager kicks off

Norwich prepares to face Ryan Giggs' Man Utd squad


Ryan Giggs in the @manutd programme: "I have great memories of playing against Norwich. I vividly remember the 92/93 season." #NCFC #MUFC

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