Ryan Giggs right candidate to replace David Moyes, says Man United legend

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke feels the Red Devils should have appointed Ryan Giggs last summer

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

Dwight Yorke believes Ryan Giggs is the right candidate to replace David Moyes on a permanent basis at Manchester United.

The former Wales international is expected to be named as interim manager for the club’s final four Premier League games after Moyes was axed by the Red Devils on Tuesday.

Yes, Giggs hasn’t got the managerial skills, but we thought Moyes had those skills after being at Everton for 11 years

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40-year-old Giggs, who has won 13 Premier League titles, was part of the Scot’s coaching staff, whilst the midfielder also made 11 Premier League appearances this season.

And Yorke believes his former team-mate can bring the current United squad together and ensure the Red Devils produce entertaining football in their remaining games.

“I know people are speculating that they need someone with experience who is managing a club at the top,” Yorke told Sky Sports News.

“What we have is a young manager looking to break into football management at 40. Yes he hasn’t got the managerial skills, but we thought Moyes had those skills after being at Everton for 11 years and doing an excellent job there.

“With these four games, we’ll see the players showing more togetherness and a brand of football that is more eye-catching. I feel Ryan Giggs is the right candidate.”

Yorke added that he would have appointed Giggs as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor following their 13th Premier League title last season.

“I don’t like to talk on the back of when managers get the sack,” Yorke added.

“But I did mention before David Moyes was appointed, I would have given the role to Ryan Giggs the job.

“Someone like Giggs has been at the club for 20 years and he is a true red. He was doing his coaching badges which he has got now.

“So he wants to be a manager. People question that he hasn’t got the experience but the fact if Sir Alex Ferguson remained as a director at the club, you could have given Giggs the time to develop and could have kept the backroom staff, like Rene and Mike.

“That would be my opinion. That wasn’t the case.”

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