Manchester United latest: Giggs prepares for management bow, reveals first call was to Fergie

Ryan Giggs

A selection of news, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.

Ryan Giggs gave his first press conference as Manchester United interim manager today.

The Welshman has been preparing to take charge of tomorrow's match with Norwich City, and told reporters his ascension to the Old Trafford hot seat was "the proudest moment of my life."

Discussing tactics, Giggs said that his intention will be to enjoy his time at the helm while ensuring the players play entertaining attacking football for the fans, and put "smiles back on their faces."

He also thanked former manager David Moyes for the chance to get involved with coaching, while revealing that Sir Alex Ferguson was the first man he called for advice upon taking the role. 

Another two of the world's top coaches have ruled out leaving their current clubs in order to take charge at United next year.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that he will stay at the London club as long as they want him there, declaring: "There isn't any job that would move me from Chelsea."

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has also stated an interest to remain at the Spanish giants, laughing off suggestions he may be an option for United.

Former United favourite and current Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has expressed sympathy in the manner of David Moyes sacking at Old Trafford.

"It's very difficult when a huge decision is made at a club concerning a major person at the top of the tree," Hughes said.

"It's very similar to the situation I found myself in at Manchester City when I was relieved of my duties.

"It won't be easy for David, this week will hurt - and hurt for quite some time. Because it affects not only you, but your family and people close to you."

A reported £4.5 million severance package for the former Everton may make things a little easier for stomach.

In transfer news, United remain interested in Southampton's English duo Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw. The youngsters are two of the country's brightest talents and acquiring them will set the Reds back a hefty figure. The Mail reports talks are at an advanced stage with the Saints who are willing to do business at £55 million for both players.

United are however likely to miss out on a deal for Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez, with the Chile international set for Juventus according to talkSPORT.

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