Key Quotes: Giggs unveiled as United interim manager

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Club legend Ryan Giggs is unveiled as Manchester United's interim manager this morning. Here are the key quotes.

A new chapter is now underway at Manchester United as club legend Ryan Giggs has finally been unveiled as the new interim manager.

Just three days after the sacking of David Moyes, the Red Devils start a new era with player of 23 years, Giggs, speaking to the press ahead of his first match against Norwich City at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Here we bring Giggsy’s key quotes:

On taking the role as interim manager - "I've got to say this is the proudest moment of my life. The club has been the biggest part of my life since I was 14.

"I'm proud, happy, a little bit nervous, but just like I am as a player, I can't wait for the game on Saturday.

On the last four games of the season - “I'm going to enjoy for the last two-and-a-half weeks of the season. I want to bring smiles back to the faces of the fans.”

"The players have looked really good in training this week, they are all excited as well. Everyone's looking sharp and I've just said to them 'enjoy yourself, give the fans something to smile about in these four games.”

“It's been a frustrating season and we want to end it on a high.”

On facing Norwich this Saturday - "I can't wait for 5.30 tomorrow when we walk out at Old Trafford. I know the place will be rocking. I've told the players 'I trust you and I know what you're capable of. Go out there and show it'.

On restoring United’s trademark attacking verve - "My message to the players has been that I trust them… I told them to go and score goals and entertain. That's my philosophy."

'It's going to be my philosophy, Man United's philosophy. I want the players to play with passion, speed, tempo, imagination - all the things I expect of a Man United player.

On David Moyes - "I'd like to put on record my thanks to David (Moyes) for giving me my first chance in coaching. It's something I will always remember when he rang me in the summer and asked me to come on board."

On his communication with Sir Alex – “He was the first person to call. I wanted advice and wanted to know what to expect. Who better to ring?”

On failing to score this season – “It would be nice but if it doesn’t happen then it’s not the end of the world. I’ve had great support from the fans, the staff and the players. I’ve been grateful for that.”

On his chances of taking the role permanently – “I've just given myself a five-year contract!”

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