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Giggs gives career advice

Ryan Giggs received his Honorary Doctor of Science for Outstanding Contribution to Sport
Ryan Giggs received his Honorary Doctor of Science for Outstanding Contribution to Sport Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Ryan Giggs told students at the University of Bolton that it was "hard work" that got him through his 20 years playing for Manchester United. The comments came as the Welsh international received an honorary doctorate from the University. He told fellow graduands:

"...if I was going to give you one bit of advice, it would be - whatever field, whatever occupation you go into - that that is the main thing; work hard. And of course, try to enjoy it."

Ryan Giggs given honorary doctorate

Ryan Giggs receives his Honorary Doctor of Science for Outstanding Contribution to Sport
Ryan Giggs receives his Honorary Doctor of Science for Outstanding Contribution to Sport Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Former Wales and Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has received an Honorary Doctor of Science for Outstanding Contribution to Sport from the University of Bolton.

Giggs retired at the end of last season to become part of the new management team at Old Trafford
Giggs retired at the end of last season to become part of the new management team at Old Trafford Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
The accolade joins Giggs' other sporting awards
The accolade joins Giggs' other sporting awards Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

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Giggs gets letters after his name!

Giggs will be part of Old Trafford managment next season Credit: PA

Ryan Giggs has won plenty of accolades in the world of football.

Today he's getting an award from academia.

Giggs retired at the end of last season to become part of the new management team at Old Trafford.

Today he'll receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton for his contribution to sport.

Documentary looks at the highs and lows of Giggs's career

Former Wales footballer Ryan Giggs reveals tonight how he broke down in tears after his final game as caretaker manager at Manchester United last season.

In an access-all-areas documentary to be screened on ITV tonight, Giggs discusses the highs and lows of his first managerial role and reflects on his playing career and recent retirement. Sarah Hibbard reports.

You can see 'Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager' tonight at 9pm on ITV Cymru Wales.

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Manchester United confirm Giggs as interim manager

Manchester United have confirmed that Ryan Giggs will act as interim manager until a permanent manager is appointed.

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BREAKING: Ryan Giggs will assume first-team responsibility at #mufc until a permanent manager is appointed. More: http://t.co/883hYw50DK

The club's official website also said that they will make "no further comment on this process until it is concluded".

Read more: Who will replace Moyes as Manchester United manager?

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Manchester United confirm David Moyes departure

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BREAKING: Manchester United announces that David Moyes has left the club. (part 1 of 2) #mufc

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BREAKING: The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role. (part 2 of 2)

Speculation over Giggs' role at Manchester United

Ryan Giggs (right) with manager David Moyes during a training session. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

There's speculation about Ryan Giggs' role at Manchester United with manager David Moyes reportedly set to leave the club.

If Moyes' 10-month reign is brought to an end on Tuesday, there will be no shortage of takers for the position.

Jurgen Klopp, Laurent Blanc and Louis van Gaal have the credentials to succeed.

But perhaps a more popular choice would be to install the former Wales star Ryan Giggs, who is part of Moyes' backroom staff having started taking his coaching badges earlier this season.

There is a perception among United fans that Giggs, perhaps along with Paul Scholes or Nicky Butt, could restore some pride and passion to the United dressing room.

United have insisted that Moyes is still their manager, but have refused to deny widespread reports the Scot is to be dismissed.

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David Moyes: What do the papers say?

Newspapers around the country have begun speculating on the future of Manchester United manager David Moyes. We take a look at some of the headlines:

More: No denial from Man Utd on Moyes sacking reports

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