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."
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