Johnny Giles: Ryan Giggs isn’t contributing much to Man United

Johnny Giles questions Ryan Giggs's role in the Manchester United set-up

Johnny Giles has questioned Ryan Giggs’s role in the current Manchester United set-up.

Louis van Gaal is coming under increased pressure after the Red Devils suffered a humiliating 2-1 loss to Midtylland in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Giggs was appointed as the Dutchman’s assistant manager upon Van Gaal’s appointment as David Moyes’s successor in May 2014.

The retired Wales international has been touted as a potential successor for the current manager in the future.

However, former United midfielder Giles questioned what role Giggs is playing in Van Gaal’s regime following their latest defeat.

“You never see Giggs doing anything or saying anything,” Giles told Newstalk.

“I don’t know if he contributes anything to the Van Gaal set up. He doesn’t seem to anyway.

“He is there but he doesn’t seem to be contributing very much.”

He added: “We can only go on what we see on the bench on television.

“He definitely isn’t contributing anything. You don’t see Van Gaal turning to Giggs, you don’t see Giggs giving an opinion.”

United will take on Shrewsbury Town in their next game in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday night.

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The 20-time English champions will face the Danish top-flight holders in the second leg of their Europa League tie on Thursday before United welcome Arsenal in the Premier League on 28 February.

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