Louis van Gaal won’t be afraid of Man United challenge, says Ryan Giggs

Manchester United No2 Ryan Giggs says Louis van Gaal is looking forward to taking charge of the Red Devils

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

Louis van Gaal won’t be afraid of the challenge that the Dutchman faces at Manchester United, Ryan Giggs has insisted.

The 62-year-old is expected to start work with the Red Devils in the coming days after his Holland side lost their World Cup semi-final 4-2 on penalties to Argentina on Wednesday night.

He is not scared about the challenge. He is not apprehensive. He can’t wait

Ryan Giggs

Van Gaal has been widely hailed in recent weeks after leading his unfancied Oranje side to the last four in Brazil, defeating defending champions Spain 5-1 in their group opener.

The former Ajax and Barcelona manager is expected to guide United back into the top four after last season’s disappointing eighth-place finish.

And Giggs, who acted as interim United manager for the club’s final four games of the season, said Van Gaal is relishing the prospect of taking charge of the 20-time English champions.

“He won’t be afraid of taking over at Manchester United,” BBC Sport quotes Giggs as saying. “He will relish it. He will look forward to it.

“He has been at Bayern. He has been at Barcelona. He has been at huge clubs. Manchester United are, in my view, the biggest.

“He is not scared about the challenge. He is not apprehensive. He can’t wait. He has the experience. It won’t be easy, it never is.”

Van Gaal has signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford.

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