Sir Alex Ferguson gives Ryan Giggs his Man United management backing

The Scot has stated that the former Red Devils winger has the ideal qualities to replace Louis van Gaal.

Legendary Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has given his backing to former player Ryan Giggs to take over as the club’s manager once Louis van Gaal has stepped down from the position, The Mirror report.

The Old Trafford outfit are still trying to replicate the feats and success that was achieved under the Scot, with the Dutchman leading the club to the top of the Premier League table with a 3-0 win over Sunderland yesterday.

Van Gaal has stated in the past that the United job will be his last in football before he retires, which will leave the Red Devils with a dilemma.

Giggs acted as the club’s caretaker boss after David Moyes’ dismissal and is currently the Dutchman’s right-hand man at the club.

Ferguson has stated that the Welshman does not need to get more managerial experience elsewhere to assume the Old Trafford hot seat and feels that Giggs is the ideal chose to follow Van Gaal.

"I think Ryan has all the qualities to be a fantastic manager," Ferguson told The Mirror.

"I have heard it said that he will have to go to another club first because he doesn't have enough experience.

"But he is gaining experience working with Louis van Gaal and he also had experience working with David Moyes and working under me as a player.

"I don't think that Ryan needs to go anywhere.”

Van Gaal has the objective of getting United back amongst the silverware this season, with the club’s fans expecting a consistent title challenge this term.

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