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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.

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:


'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.

Norwich prepares to face Ryan Giggs' Man Utd squad


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."

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 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.

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."

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 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.

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.

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 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.

"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."

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