Ryan Giggs introduced as David Moyes at first Man United conference

A member of the Manchester United media team inadvertently addresses Ryan Giggs as sacked manager David Moyes

Manchester United’s decision to sack their manager has been the week’s biggest talking point, but a member of their media staff still managed to introduce Ryan Giggs as “David” on Friday.

The 40-year-old was speaking to the media for the first time after being named as caretaker manager for the 20-time English champions’s remaining four Premier League games of the season.

David Moyes was given the chop on Tuesday after a 2-0 loss to his former club Everton last weekend, with the Red Devils losing a staggering 11 Premier League games under Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor.

And in a rare lighthearted moment in a dramatic week, Giggs took the case of mistaken identity well before going on to reveal his pride at being handed the manager’s job on a temporary basis.

“It’s a proud moment for me to manage Manchester United and it’s one I will enjoy,” Giggs said.

“I want to bring back some smiles on the faces of the fans. I can’t wait for the game, the players are excited too. I know the stadium will be bouncing.

“We have three home games at Old Trafford, where the home form hasn’t been great, and I want to see goals, tackles, players taking players on and getting the crowd up.

“I want the passion that should come with being a Manchester United player.”

Asked whether Giggs would be selecting himself for his first game in charge against Norwich, the veteran joked: “I have just awarded myself a new five-year contract. I’m using the power while I can.”

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