Man United’s Anders Lindegaard: Ryan Giggs the new Pep Guardiola

Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard claims interim Red Devils boss Ryan Giggs is the new Pep Guardiola

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Ryan Giggs has won 13 Premier League titles with Man United Photo: Chevrolet

Anders Lindegaard has hailed Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs as the new Pep Guardiola.

The 40-year-old winger temporarily replaced David Moyes last week after the Red Devils sacked the Scot following a 11th Premier League defeat of the season.

We are dealing with a new Guardiola. What we have seen in the first week has been more than convincing

Anders Lindegaard

Giggs led United to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Norwich City in his first game in charge, and United goalkeeper Lindegaard claimed the Welshman is very similar to club legend Sir Alex Ferguson.

“It might sound pretty rash and naive, but, in my opinion, we are dealing with a new Guardiola. What we have seen in the first week has been more than convincing. The similarities with Sir Alex Ferguson are striking and it is evident that Ryan Giggs has learnt from one of history’s most respected football managers,” Lindegaard told BBC Sport.

“Some would question whether you can go from being a team-mate one day to a manager the next. Normally I would have reservations as well, but, in the case of Giggs, it is different.

“His latest speech, before the team went onto the pitch for the Norwich game, made my hairs stand on end in a way that I have only ever experienced from Sir Alex Ferguson: Do not disappoint the fans.”

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