Manchester United latest: Giggs’ tears and Rooney defends himself

Ryan Giggs Head In Hands

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Manchester United legend and coach Ryan Giggs admitted he was tearful after taking the reigns at Old Trafford following the sacking of David Moyes this season.

"I'm not a really emotional person but my car was parked right outside and I thought, 'I need to get in my car here.' I could feel myself getting emotional. So I got in my car and I just started crying, started getting really emotional,” explained the Welshman.

"I think it was just a mixture of saying goodbye to people for maybe the last time and the pressure that I put myself under. Sounds stupid now, but it's just not me, it's just not me at all."

However, striker Wayne Rooney is ‘unfazed’ by recent criticism over his performances for England.

"I am not really interested," he told reporters. "A lot of people have their opinions but I listen to the people around me and in the coaching set-up. I don’t listen to people outside of the set-up really so anyone, [including] journalists, can say what they want. I have got no interest in listening to them.”

Elsewhere, United legend Paul Scholes believes Danny Welbeck should man mark Andrea Pirlo in England’s upcoming clash with Italy.

"Pirlo is the complete footballer. Give him time and space and he will destroy you," Scholes wrote on his blog for Paddy Power.

"For Manaus, we need an 'English Park Ji-sung' - one England player designated to man-mark him. Looking at the squad, Danny Welbeck - a good defender who can nick the ball well - could be an option and would be a bold decision, one which gives England a creative outlet, and saddles Pirlo with defensive work."

In transfer news, The Mirror reports United target Ivan Rakitic could be headed to Barcelona.

Meanwhile, United target Cesc Fabregas is set for a £26.7 million move, according to his Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique but as yet the ‘done deal’ is not known in terms of his destination with Chelsea are currently the favourites to sign the former Arsenal captain.

Reports continue to suggest United are in pursuit of Thomas Muller who has stated he wants assurances on his future at Bayern Munich where he was brought through the ranks under Louis van Gaal.

The Metro claims United are also interested in his teammate Bastian Schwiensteiger this summer which the Bavarians’ boss Pep Guardiola could be open to according to reports this week.

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