Previous
Barcelona
Bayern Munich
3
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Torino
Empoli
0
1
FT
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
LA Galaxy
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Guaraní
Corinthians
2
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
São Paulo
Cruzeiro
0
0
LIVE 7'
Leg 1
Game Details
Atlético MG
Internacional
0
1
LIVE 11'
Leg 1
Game Details
Next
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Ryan Giggs backed to make his mark

Ryan Giggs has what it takes to impress during his interim stint as Manchester United manager, Eric Harrison has told talkSPORT.

Smith: Moyes' failure hurts football managers everywhere
• Marcotti: It's vital that Utd find a director of football

Harrison is a respected figure at Old Trafford, having been credited with developing the famous Class of '92 which included Giggs, Paul Scholes and David Beckham.

Giggs has been placed in temporary charge at United following David Moyes' sacking on Tuesday, and the Welshman has been backed to impress during his four matches at the helm.

“He is a legend at the club," Harrison said. "He is up there with likes of Bobby Charlton and Denis Law. He is well respected with all the players and supporters and he will get the atmosphere better on the training ground and at Old Trafford."

Harrison added: "I used to call him a football nut because he took everything on board. He has got a chance [to be a top manager].”

Ex-Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson echoed those sentiments in his autobiography, published last year: "Ryan could definitely be a manager because he's so wise and players invariably respect him.

"His relative quietness would not be a barrier. There are plenty of non-vocal managers. But your character must be strong."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.