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Ryan Giggs expects appointment soon

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Ryan Giggs expects Manchester United will unveil their next manager in the next fortnight.

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Louis van Gaal has been in talks with the 2013 Premier League champions and said on Wednesday that he would "love" the job, but United will not announce David Moyes' successor until after the final game of the season.

Giggs has been in interim charge for the last three games, winning two, and said in a news conference: "I think it has been a difficult season for us, and when the management situation gets sorted out then we can move on and that will probably be in the next couple of weeks.

"There is huge speculation but nothing has been announced yet and my job is to prepare the team for [Sunday's game at] Southampton. That is what I will do. I am sure there will be an announcement soon and maybe I can comment on it then."

Giggs said his brief spell as a manager has whetted his appetite to do the job and he is motivated to succeed.

He explained: "It's not a lot different from a player -- the satisfaction you get from winning and the pleasure you get from setting out a team and they go out and do their stuff. Equally when you lose a game you are gutted, you are angry, you are disappointed, but just like a player you can't wait for the next game so you can do something about it. It goes in waves: one minute you are enjoying it, one you are not, but it gives you a lot of satisfaction when it goes right."

The 40-year-old accepted that he has had lower expectations than most managers during his interim regime.

He added: "There's not really a lot of pressure on me and it was four games when we couldn't win anything and we could only qualify for the Europa League. We will carry on trying to do that."

Giggs also said he backed the FA commission's controversial plans to allow Premier League clubs to field B teams that could rise as high as League One.

He said: "I think I would support it, only speaking from my own experience. I remember playing at Old Trafford for the reserves when I was 15 or 16 against Everton, playing against men, and it helped you physically and mentally and it definitely brought me on.

"Playing against players of their own age is all about technical ability, which is obviously important, but coming up against men at an early age prepares you for the fastest, quickest, strongest league in the world. It definitely helped me."


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