26 Apr 2014

Give Giggs Man Utd job full time: Ferguson

3:58 pm on 26 April 2014

Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson believes Ryan Giggs should take on manager's job full-time in the wake of David Moyes sacking.

That's according to a report on the Daily Telegraph website quoting Sir Alex, speaking at a charity function earlier this week, as saying that the Welsh veteran Giggs is "the one man they should go to".

Ferguson, who signed Giggs at 13 years of age, says the 40-year-old has 20-odd years of experience at Manchester United and has gone through the gamut of emotions at the club, experiencing all the highs and lows.

But whether Giggs himself will be quite so keen to have Ferguson's support is another matter.

For it was largely on the word of former United manager Ferguson, who retired at the end of last season as British football's most successful boss, that Moyes was appointed to succeed him at Old Trafford, with his fellow Scot dubbed 'The Chosen One' as a result by the club's fans.

However, on Tuesday seventh-placed United sacked Moyes just 10 months into a six-year contract after it became mathematically impossible for the reigning English champions, who will finish a trophy-less campaign with their lowest points total of the Premier League era, to qualify for next season's lucrative European Champions League.

The 50-year-old's exit came after a 2-0 defeat at Moyes' former club Everton.