Louis Saha backs Ryan Giggs to be permanent Man United boss

Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha backs Ryan Giggs to be the next permanent Red Devils boss

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

Louis Saha believes Ryan Giggs knows what Manchester United supporters want and should be appointed as David Moyes’s permanent successor.

The Welshman masterminded a 4-0 victory over Norwich City at Old Trafford last weekend in his first game in charge of the 20-time English champions.

He has the pedigree and the biggest weapon he has is that he knows exactly what the fans are after – that they want the team to play the United way

Louis Saha

Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal is the front-runner to replace Moyes, but former United striker Saha reckons Giggs should have been given the job months ago.

“He can do the job now, for sure,” Saha is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

“It seems like an easy choice for now because he proved he can do it last weekend. I was sad to see David Moyes go. But maybe it would have been more clever to give (Giggs) his chance months ago.”

Saha, who won the Premier League title under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2007 and 2008, backed Giggs to get the current squad playing “the United way” again.

“The foundations are there (for Giggs to be a success). He was learning from the best,” Saha added.

“I could see that in the dressing room. The charisma was there when he was a player. You could feel that straight away. He has the right character. He could have a laugh and a joke but he also kept his distance sometimes.

“He has the pedigree and the biggest weapon he has is that he knows exactly what the fans are after – that they want the team to play the United way. He was an attacking midfielder so he knows they want to see dribbling and counter-attacking football.”

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