Giggs' first alteration to Moyes' methods - back to Fergie's ways!

Ryan Giggs

The United legend has already made changes from the ill-fated days of the former Everton boss, appearing more than happy to return to his mentor's system.

It took just two days for Ryan Giggs to signal his managerial tendencies at Manchester United.

The Reds' interim manager and 13-time Premier league winner was swift to indicate what he was eager to return to tried and tested methods, beginning with the manager's weekly Friday meetings with the press.

In what must surely be a sign that the Welshman perceived Moyes had made at least one unnecessary change to a successful formula, the Mail has reported that Giggs has moved the location of the club's press briefings back to their club's academy building at Carrington, the same place Ferguson chose to hold his meetings with the media.

His insistence on a 9.30am Friday arrangement means the press will not only meet Giggs at the same location as the recently retired Scot, but also the exact same time.

Upon taking up the United job last summer, Moyes had moved such press briefings to a smaller, more pleasant room. It was from here that he dealt with many of the testing queries from the press, pinpointing the difficulties that had befallen the club since he had taken over.

This change when it comes to dealing with the press may just be a move back to a place to where Giggs is more comfortable talking to them, but it could also be an indication that Giggs, and the senior players at the club, have taken as early an opportunity as possible to show they are moving away from the changes Moyes tried to make at the club. The fact it is something directly related to the press meant it would be quickly be picked up and reported, and so it has turned out.

It is very unlikely this is the only change Giggs will make to the former Everton man's methods, as he and former teammates such as Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes, both of whom have stepped up to assist the 40-year-old, are reported to have told the squad it is time to "start playing like Manchester United again."

Whether that means a recall for the Welshman himself or not remains to be seen, but all eyes will be on the United team sheet come Saturday afternoon, if only to see what else Giggs has seen to address.

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