• Ryan Giggs admits life at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal was ‘frustrating’

    Ryan Giggs admits life at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal was ‘frustrating’

    Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs admits it was sometimes a frustrating experience working as assistant manager to Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.

     

    The Welshman left the club in the summer, shortly after Van Gaal’s sacking saw him replaced with Jose Mourinho in the managerial hot seat.

    Giggs spent two years working under the Dutchman, and while he said there were positive sides to the job, he also felt frustrated at some of his ideas being overlooked.

    ‘It’s not about biting your lip,’ […]

  • Mata has earned Mourinho’s trust, says Giggs

    Mata has earned Mourinho’s trust, says Giggs

    The Spain international was on target against Arsenal on Saturday and the club’s former assistant manager says he has managed to win over the Portuguese.

    Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs believes Juan Mata has earned the trust of manager Jose Mourinho for his performances this season.

    The Spain international was sold to United by Mourinho when he was Chelsea manager in January 2014, and his future at Old Trafford was called into question when the Portuguese took over from Louis van […]

  • Ryan Giggs blasts Manchester United stars for swapping shirts after defeat

    Ryan Giggs blasts Manchester United stars for swapping shirts after defeat

    Ryan Giggs has criticised Manchester United players for “swapping shirts and laughing” after their 4-0 hammering by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

    United legend Giggs hit out after Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata were pictured smiling and Anthony Martial was seen hugging France teammate N’Golo Kante at the final whistle.

    The former Old Trafford assistant manager, speaking on the Premier League TV channel, said: “You can get beat in a football match, but then when you’re getting beat and you’re swapping […]

  • Fellaini was a panic buy – Giggs

    Fellaini was a panic buy – Giggs

    Manchester United great Ryan Giggs has described former manager David Moyes’s decision to buy Marouane Fellaini from Everton in September 2013 as a “panic” buy.

    Fellaini joined United from Everton, Moyes’s former club, in a 27.5 million pounds ($33.6 million, 30.9 million euros) move on transfer deadline day.

    But the gangly Belgium midfielder became a symbol of United’s struggles under Moyes, who was sacked in April 2014 after just 10 months in the job.

    “I don’t blame David,” Giggs wrote in Saturday’s Daily […]

  • Giggs reveals how Ferguson told him he was retiring

    Giggs reveals how Ferguson told him he was retiring

    Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has detailed how he found out about Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement and the effect it had on him.

    The legendary manager retired from football at the end of the 2012/13 season, and went out on a high with another Premier League title triumph.

    Ferguson had previously stated his desire to retire back in 2002, though he later changed his mind, but Giggs insists he was still shocked when he finally did call it a day at Old […]

  • Louis van Gaal forced me to retire, reveals Ryan Giggs

    Louis van Gaal forced me to retire, reveals Ryan Giggs

    Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has revealed that it was Louis van Gaal who told him he had to retire.

    The Welshman finally hung up his boots in 2014 and became the Dutchman’s assistant manager at Old Trafford, but admits this move came about in slightly strange circumstances.

    Giggs met with Van Gaal soon after he replaced David Moyes as full-time United boss, and it was quickly decided that the former winger would join him on his coaching staff.

    However, LVG was adamant […]

  • Giggs should have succeeded Moyes at Manchester United – Savage

    Giggs should have succeeded Moyes at Manchester United – Savage

    Robbie Savage thinks that Ryan Giggs should have become Manchester United manager after David Moyes — and denies that friendship is the reason for his view.

    Savage was a Wales teammate of Giggs between 1995 and 2004, while he was part of United’s FA Youth Cup-winning team in 1992 alongside Giggs, but left the club without making a first-team appearance.

    Giggs had a season as a player-coach under Moyes, including a spell as caretaker manager after the Scot’s dismissal in 2014, then […]

  • Manchester United must accept tactics after lowest possession against Liverpool – Giggs

    Manchester United must accept tactics after lowest possession against Liverpool – Giggs

    Ryan Giggs has said Manchester United fans must accept Jose Mourinho’s defensive approach after they recorded their lowest possession statistics in a Premier League match since Opta records began.

    United had just 35 percent possession in Monday’s 0-0 draw at Liverpool and Giggs, who spent his entire playing career under Sir Alex Ferguson, said while working as a Sky Sports pundit that the performance was not the style he had come to expect.

    When fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher asked Giggs […]

  • Giggs reveals why Mourinho had to go defensive against Liverpool

    Giggs reveals why Mourinho had to go defensive against Liverpool

    Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes Jose Mourinho did what he had to do in last night’s 0-0 draw against Liverpool.

    United are not on the best run of form at present, with just one win in their last five Premier League games, and the Welshman hailed Mourinho for going cautious in this big game.

    The Red Devils have been widely criticised for contributing to a dull encounter on Merseyside, but Giggs feels if they’d risked a defeat the club could have […]

  • Why I left Manchester United after Mourinho’s arrival – Giggs

    Why I left Manchester United after Mourinho’s arrival – Giggs

    Manchester United Legend, Ryan Giggs has explained why he left Manchester United after the arrival of Jose Mourinho.

    The Walsh international spent almost 3 decades at Old Trafford as a player and a coach but rejected the offer to serve under the former Real Madrid boss.

    The former Whale captain told Manchester evening news that he made the right decision not to continue working at United and is now looking for a head coaching position elsewhere.

    “It was the right time. There was […]

  • I will never manage Liverpool- Ryan Giggs

    I will never manage Liverpool- Ryan Giggs

    Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has ruled out ever managing Liverpool, saying he was “encouraged to dislike people” from the city when he was growing up.

    Giggs arrived at United in 1987, joining the academy as a 14-year-old, and stayed for 29 years as a player and coach until leaving this summer after two years as Louis van Gaal’s assistant.

    United are preparing to face Liverpool on Monday night in the Premier League at Anfield and, speaking in a Q&A session after […]