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  • Five youngsters eyeing Premier League stardom
    Five youngsters eyeing Premier League stardom Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    From Ryan Giggs to Harry Kane via Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, the Premier League has proved a breeding ground for some of European football's biggest stars. More »

  • Giggs optimistic United are on the right track
    Giggs optimistic United are on the right track Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs said on Thursday he expects the team to push on and challenge for honours in the upcoming season after qualifying for the Champions League. More »

  • Giggs slams van Gaal rift rumours
    Giggs slams van Gaal rift rumours Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs rubbished talk of a rift in his relationship with Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal on Friday. More »

  • Van Gaal 'very irritated' by Giggs rift talk
    Van Gaal 'very irritated' by Giggs rift talk Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Thursday angrily rejected media speculation that there is a rift between him and assistant manager Ryan Giggs. More »

  • Ceni tops Giggs' record for most wins with a club
    Ceni tops Giggs' record for most wins with a club Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni has reached yet another milestone in his prolific career by breaking Ryan Giggs' record for most wins with a single club. More »

  • United still have faith in youth - Giggs
    United still have faith in youth - Giggs Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Ryan Giggs re-assured Manchester United fans on Wednesday that the club's commitment to youth development remains intact. More »

  • Management reduced me to tears - Giggs
    Management reduced me to tears - Giggs Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    Manchester United's new assistant manager Ryan Giggs has admitted that he burst into tears after the final game of his stint as interim manager last season. More »

  • Manchester United Transfer Dossier: Van Gaal Wants Strootman To Lead New-Look …
    Manchester United Transfer Dossier: Van Gaal Wants Strootman To Lead New-Look … Fri, May 30, 2014

    Manchester United's new boss Louis Van Gaal has reportedly been handed £200m to bolster the squad in the summer to revive the Premier League giants after their hugely disappointing season under David Moyes. Sir Alex Ferguson's replacement certainly failed to get the best from his stars last season, but several of his key men were undeniably past their best. Some need to be released and after signing only Maourane Fellaini and Juan Mata during Moyes' short spell, a number of big stars are needed to strengthen the squad. United are yet to sign anyone but have already allowed veteran centre-backs Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand to leave the club as free agents, while Ryan Giggs has finally hung up his boots to assist Van Gaal. More »

  • Vicente Del Bosque 'Rejected Manchester United Job' Before Van Gaal …
    Vicente Del Bosque 'Rejected Manchester United Job' Before Van Gaal … Wed, May 28, 2014

    Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque reportedly rejected an offer to become Manchester United boss a month ago, just after the Premier League giants decided to part ways with David Moyes and well before they approached Louis Van Gaal. United sacked Sir Alex Ferguson's replacement on 22 April, 10 months after he signed a six-year contract with the club. With Ryan Giggs taking Moyes' job on a temporary basis until the end of last season, United began the search for a new manager - and according to Madrid-based newspaper AS, their first choice was Del Bosque. The Spanish newspaper claims on its front cover that the 63-year-old turned down the United proposal at the end of April – and then Van Gaal was offered the job. More »

  • Manchester United Prepare Move for PSG Midfielder Adrien Rabiot
    Manchester United Prepare Move for PSG Midfielder Adrien Rabiot Wed, May 28, 2014

    Manchester United are preparing a move for Paris Saint-Germain starlet Adrien Rabiot, according to the Daily Mail. The Red Devils are looking to strengthen their squad and the talented midfielder will be a good addition to the team which is in need of a makeover. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are also interested and are preparing a cut-price move for the player, who has only one year left in his contract. Louis van Gaal is looking to revamp the squad after taking over from interim manager Ryan Giggs.  The Red Devils finished the season in seventh spot, 22 points behind Champions Manchester City. More »

  • Phil Neville Surprised by Ryan Giggs Retirement at Manchester United
    Phil Neville Surprised by Ryan Giggs Retirement at Manchester United Thu, May 22, 2014

    Manchester United coach Phil Neville says a desire to further his managerial career led to Ryan Giggs calling time on his illustrious playing days. Giggs will work as assistant manager to newly appointed manager Louis van Gaal from next season after holding a role as interim boss following the sacking of David Moyes in April. After the announcement of van Gaal's arrival at Old Trafford, Giggs announced his retirement after 24 years as a professional to move solely into the Dutchman's backroom team and Neville – who remains at the club amid the upheaval - says the lure of eventually managing United led to his exit from the game. "I think obviously the new role [being appointed assistant manager] hastened his retirement but in terms of fitness and performance he was still up there. More »

  • Wayne Rooney Hails 'Exciting' Appointment of Louis van Gaal at Manchester …
    Wayne Rooney Hails 'Exciting' Appointment of Louis van Gaal at Manchester … Thu, May 22, 2014

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has expressed his delight at seeing Louis van Gaal appointed as the club's new manager. The 62 year old was confirmed as the permanent successor to David Moyes on Monday and will begin his tenure at Old Trafford after taking charge of Netherlands during the World Cup finals. And Rooney, who will be among Van Gaal's most important players at United, has endorsed the arrival as well as the retention of Ryan Giggs as assistant manager. "Obviously I think everyone has known for the last few weeks that Louis van Gaal was going to take over and the record he's got around European football is fantastic. More »

  • Manchester United Transfer Deal for Thiago Alcantara 'Vetoed by Ryan Gi …
    Manchester United Transfer Deal for Thiago Alcantara 'Vetoed by Ryan Gi … Thu, May 22, 2014

    Manchester United pulled out of a deal to sign Thiago Alcantara last summer after Ryan Giggs persuaded then-manager David Moyes the Spaniard did not have the proper attitude, according to reports.  Moyes had been keen on recruting the Barcelona midfielder to the United ranks but allegedly cancalled the deal after stalwart Giggs claimed Alcantara was "not a Manchester United player". Everything in your body, every cell, has to want to live play and win for Manchester United. I don't think he's a Manchester United player." More »

  • Phil Neville's Future at Manchester United Decided
    Phil Neville's Future at Manchester United Decided Wed, May 21, 2014

    Phil Neville will remain part of Manchester United's backroom team for the forseeable future despite the appointment of Louis van Gaal, IBTimes UK understands. The 37 year old was part of David Moyes' coaching staff last season after joining from Everton and was expected to follow the Scot out of Old Trafford upon the confirmation of Van Gaal as United's new manager. Ryan Giggs has been installed as assistant manager, with Marcel Bout and goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek confirmed to join Van Gaal from the Netherlands national team after the World Cup finals in Brazil. More »

  • Peter Schmeichel: Van Gaal Best Man to Take United Forward
    Peter Schmeichel: Van Gaal Best Man to Take United Forward Tue, May 20, 2014

    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes that Louis van Gaal's appointment will turn the tide at Old Trafford. The Dutchman was officially announced as United's manager on 19 May and will take charge of the club after the World Cup, where he is currently acting as the manager of the Dutch national team. He will replace Ryan Giggs as the interim manager, who will join Van Gaal next season as his assistant. Schmeichel, who has spent some brilliant years at Old Trafford in regards to achievements, believes that the Dutchman is the perfect candidate to take United forward. More »

  • Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal Given £200m to Spend in the Summer …
    Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal Given £200m to Spend in the Summer … Tue, May 20, 2014

    Manchester United's new manager Louis van Gaal has been handed a £200m warchest to spend in the summer, according to the Daily Mail. The Dutch national team manager has prepared a list of potential targets who he is willing to pursue in the upcoming transfer window and bring United back to challenging for the title, having finished in seventh spot this season. The Dutchman will earn £6m a year and has signed a three-year contract with the Red Devils, taking over from Ryan Giggs, who was serving as the interim manager. Giggs will take over the position of assistant manager, with a view of replacing van Gaal as the permanent man when he decides to call it a day. More »

  • United great Ryan Giggs ends playing career Mon, May 19, 2014

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — After 13 league titles, two Champions Leagues, 963 appearances and many more amazing memories, Ryan Giggs brought an end to his incredible 23-year playing career at Manchester United on Monday to take over as the club's assistant manager. More »

  • Fergie praises 'fantastic' Giggs
    Fergie praises 'fantastic' Giggs Mon, May 19, 2014

    Alex Ferguson saluted Ryan Giggs' "fantastic career" after the Manchester United icon announced his retirement to concentrate on his new role as assistant to Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal. More »

  • New era for United as Van Gaal, Giggs take charge
    New era for United as Van Gaal, Giggs take charge Mon, May 19, 2014

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United broke with 136 years of tradition to welcome Louis van Gaal as its new manager and saw midfield great Ryan Giggs end his storied playing career to take up a coaching role on another tumultuous day at England's biggest club. More »

  • Van Gaal 'Has Big Ambitions' As Man Utd Boss
    Van Gaal 'Has Big Ambitions' As Man Utd Boss Mon, May 19, 2014

    Dutch coach Louis van Gaal has promised to "make history" at Old Trafford after being confirmed as the new Manchester United manager on a three-year contract. The 62-year-old will take charge after leading Holland at the World Cup and will be assisted by Ryan Giggs, United's interim manager for the final four games of last season. After 27 years under Sir Alex Ferguson, van Gaal will be United's fourth manager in just over a year, and becomes the club's second non-British coach after Irishman Frank O'Farrell. He has won league titles at Ajax, Barcelona, AZ and Bayern Munich, as well as the Champions League with Ajax, and will be expected to return United to Premier League contention immediately. More »

  • 'Proud' Ryan Giggs ends playing career
    'Proud' Ryan Giggs ends playing career Mon, May 19, 2014

    Ryan Giggs announced Monday he was retiring from his career as a player following his appointment as assistant manager to newly-installed Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal. More »

  • Ryan Giggs Fact Box Mon, May 19, 2014

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Highlights in the career of Ryan Giggs, the Manchester United great who ended his playing career and took over as the club's assistant manager on Monday: More »

  • Ryan Giggs Announces Retirement Upon Being Named Louis van Gaal's Assistant …
    Ryan Giggs Announces Retirement Upon Being Named Louis van Gaal's Assistant … Mon, May 19, 2014

    Ryan Giggs has announced his retirement as a Manchester United player. The club's most decorated player of all time announced his decision upon being named assistant manager to Louis van Gaal, who was officially confirmed as the club's new manager on Monday. In an open letter to supporters posted on the club's official website, Giggs wrote: "Today is a fantastic day for Manchester United. Louis van Gaal is a great appointment and let me begin by telling you how delighted I am to be working with someone of his calibre. More »

  • Louis van Gaal Appointed Manchester United Manager
    Louis van Gaal Appointed Manchester United Manager Mon, May 19, 2014

    Louis van Gaal has been appointed the new manager of Manchester United, the club have confirmed. The 62-year-old former Ajax and Barcelona coach has signed a three-year contract and will take charge after the summer's World Cup, where he will coach Netherlands and replaces David Moyes after the Scot was sacked in April. Ryan Giggs has been installed as assistant manager, with Frans Hoek and Marcel Bout joining the backroom team. "It was always a wish for me to work in the Premier League," Van Gaal, who becomes United's first ever foreign manager, said. More »

  • Manchester United Complete Signing of Serbian Stopper Vanja Milinkovic
    Manchester United Complete Signing of Serbian Stopper Vanja Milinkovic Sun, May 18, 2014

    Manchester United have completed the signing of Serbian Under-17 goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic from FK Vojvodina. The promising stopper will go back on a season long loan to his parent club and will only be the third Serbian to play for the Red Devils. This is likely to be the first of many signings that United manage to secure this summer, with Louis van Gaal reported to take charge of the club from Ryan Giggs for the upcoming season. The Red Devils have had to endure a catastrophic season following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, finishing seventh in the league and parting ways with David Moyes, who was chosen to take over from the Scotsman. More »

  • Louis van Gaal to Make Bayern Star Arjen Robben as First Manchester United Signing …
    Louis van Gaal to Make Bayern Star Arjen Robben as First Manchester United Signing … Sat, May 17, 2014

    Louis van Gaal has reportedly informed Manchester United that he wants to make Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben as the first summer signing if he lands the managerial job at Old Trafford. United are left without a permanent manager after the club showed the exit door to David Moyes in April after the defeat against Everton, which mathematically ended their chances of finishing the season in top four. Ryan Giggs and United chief executive Ed Woodward have held discussions at Van Gaal's hometown Noordwijk. More »

  • Fowler: Van Gaal is Not the Right Man for Manchester United
    Fowler: Van Gaal is Not the Right Man for Manchester United Sat, May 17, 2014

    Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler believes that incoming manager Louis van Gaal is the wrong man to take Manchester United forward in the upcoming season. The former Reds striker believes that the Dutch national manager is past his prime and is too old to take over at Old Trafford when the new season commences in August. The Red Devils finished the season in seventh position under David Moyes and are currently looking at the former Bayern Munich man to take over the reins from Ryan Giggs, who is acting as the interim manager. More »

  • Manchester United: Ryan Giggs in Holland for Talks with Louis Van Gaal
    Manchester United: Ryan Giggs in Holland for Talks with Louis Van Gaal Wed, May 14, 2014

    Ryan Giggs has been spotted in Holland after reportedly meeting with Manchester United manager-in-waiting Louis Van Gaal. He was seen leaving a hotel in Noordwijk, Van Gaal's home town, on Wednesday afternoon after  a face-to-face meeting where United chief executive Ed Woodward was also present. Dutch journalist Mohammed Moallim caught the moment Giggs left Hotel Oranje and reported that Giggs will become the Champions League-winning manager's assistant. As well as discussing potential summer transfer targets, it is likely the trio sealed the fate of the Class of 92 coaching staff recruited by Giggs after he took over as interim manager following the sacking of David Moyes in April. More »

  • Valdes says United Target Louis Van Gaal is Architect of Barcelona's Su …
    Valdes says United Target Louis Van Gaal is Architect of Barcelona's Su … Wed, May 14, 2014

    Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has penned an open farewell letter to his club, claiming that Manchester United target Louis van Gaal was the initiator of the La Liga giants' golden era. The main candidate to replace Ryan Giggs at Old Trafford was the manager who gave Valdes, Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta their debuts in Barcelona's first team, and all three went on to become crucial cogs in the Blaugrana machine under both Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola. More »

  • Manchester United Set to Appoint Louis van Gaal Next Week
    Manchester United Set to Appoint Louis van Gaal Next Week Mon, May 12, 2014

    Manchester United are set to appoint Louis van Gaal as the permanent replacement to David Moyes next week. The Netherlands coach is the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Moyes, who was sacked in April – with Ryan Giggs having taken interim charge since. The final day draw with Southampton is expected to be Giggs' final game at the helm and amid uncertainty over his own future at United, the Welshman says van Gaal could be confirmed as the club's new manager in the coming days. More »

  • Forget Ozil, Mata or Eriksen: The Premier League's Best Signings Reveal …
    Forget Ozil, Mata or Eriksen: The Premier League's Best Signings Reveal … Mon, May 12, 2014

    It's hard to remember a Premier League season with more surprises than the 2013/14 rollercoaster. Few would have predicted Liverpool's pulsating title push, Manchester United's post-Ferguson meltdown, or the emergence of Ryan Giggs and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Premier League managers. While a lot of the pre-season attention was focused on Ozil, Lamela and Eriksen, the best signings this year have generally been loan or free transfers - proving you don't have to spend big to get a great deal. Here IBTimes UK rounds up the best signings of the season - and sorry Manchester United fans, Marouane Fellaini hasn't made it. More »

  • Mata: Manchester United Can Succeed Without European Football
    Mata: Manchester United Can Succeed Without European Football Sun, May 11, 2014

    Juan Mata has argued that there might be a silver lining to the cloud of no European football for Manchester United next season as the side compete with Tottenham for the final Europa League place. Mata made the move to United in January when the side were still hopeful of getting back into the fight for a top four finish but such a scenario never eventuated and now they are left hoping to participate in Europe's second tier competition instead. Ryan Giggs has insisted they will aim to leapfrog Tottenham and show they are still a force to be reckoned with across the continent but Mata has admitted that after seeing Liverpool use their lack of European football to their advantage this season, he believes United can do the same. \"It can definitely be an advantage in the league [not having European football],\" he said, according to the Manchester Evening News. More »

  • Decision day looms for Giggs
    Decision day looms for Giggs Sun, May 11, 2014

    Ryan Giggs will take charge of Manchester United for the final time against Southampton on Sunday and is still undecided about whether to continue his playing career next season. More »

  • Luis Suarez, Ryan Giggs and Other Intriguing Sub-plots that will be Decided …
    Luis Suarez, Ryan Giggs and Other Intriguing Sub-plots that will be Decided … Fri, May 9, 2014

    At the risk of having this page bookmarked and widely ridiculed on Sunday evening, it would appear that what was originally billed to be the most thrilling day in Premier League history is edging towards a rather straight-forward conclusion. Manchester City need just a point against West Ham United to seal a triumphant second league title in three years, while Liverpool need the Hammers to spoil the party at the Etihad to keep their hopes of a first title in 24 years alive. So aside from a Hammers miracle in Manchester, what else can we keep our eye out for? His current league tally stands at a phenomenal 31 goals in 32 games, and last month the striker looked certain to surpass the record tally of 35 shared by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer. More »

  • Manchester United Awards: David De Gea and Ryan Giggs Pick up End of Season …
    Manchester United Awards: David De Gea and Ryan Giggs Pick up End of Season … Fri, May 9, 2014

    Manchester United fans have recognised the value of goalkeeper David De Gea by voting the Spain international their player of the season. De Gea has been in fine form for the Old Trafford club this season and was rewarded with the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year accolade at the club's annual awards ceremony. He gained 54% of votes cast on United's official websites, ahead of Wayne Rooney (26 per cent) and Adnan Januzaj (5 per cent) in second and third place respectively. The goalkeeper, who has conceded 42 league goals this season, just five more than champions-elect Manchester City, was also voted Players' Player on an evening when Wayne Rooney's 50-yard volley against West Ham was crowned goal of the season. More »