United star hints over who locker-room want as boss - not Van Gaal

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The Manchester United players may have just spoken about how they want to succeed David Moyes.

Manchester United returned their biggest win of the Premier League season to date in their first match in the post David Moyes era after defeating Norwich City with a 4-0 scoreline.

Installed as a manager on an interim basis, Ryan Giggs' first game in charge of the dugout was a mightily successful one as he oversaw a pounding that brought those in attendance at Old Trafford on April 26 right back to their erstwhile days, perhaps, even back to the Sir Alex Ferguson regime.

Winter window recruit Juan Mata returned a ten minute brace in the second half, while English forward Wayne Rooney scored either side of the half and it is he who spoke out post-match, potentially giving an insight into whom the dressing-room want as their full-time permanent manager.

"It's strange… I've played with him for the last 10 years," commented Rooney, as quoted by Sky Sports, on the promotion of Giggs from player, to coach, to manager. "Giggsy's come in and we all know Giggsy is a really experienced player. He's been part of the coaching staff for the season. He's built to be a manager, as a team we can see that.

"We can see that by how he's handled himself since he took over so it was fantastic to go out there and get the win for him."

There were suggestions that a core unit of United players stopped playing for Moyes. They, of course, still went out on the pitch and competed, but the Scotsman seemingly struggled to sufficiently motivate a number of players. The same players who now seem up for performing under the stewardship of his successor - Giggs.

When asked whether if he, personally, wants Giggs to be given the role permanently, rather than for the rest of the season, Rooney responded: "That's down to the board, obviously. I think Giggsy has got all of the credentials to be a manager but that's down to the board."

A number of managers have been earmarked as future United management material including Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and favourite Louis van Gaal, however, since claiming his first win, the odds of Ryan Giggs becoming a full time boss have been slashed.

On the situation, Giggs said: "It's not something that I'm thinking of at the moment. It's just these four games. [The board] said to me, 'You've got the job for four games'.

"That's one down, three to go."

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