Stan Collymore: Why this Man United target concerns me

Stan Collymore pours cold water on talk of Ryan Giggs taking over the reins at Manchester United

Stan Collymore has questioned whether Ryan Giggs would be the right candidate to take over the reins at Manchester United from Louis van Gaal.

The retired Wales international has been touted as a potential successor for the Dutchman after having worked under Van Gaal for the past two seasons.

Giggs has been likened to Pep Guardiola, who enjoyed great success taking over the reins of his former club Barcelona.

However, former Liverpool and Nottingham Forest striker Collymore attempted to play down the comparisons between United legend Giggs and Champions League winner Guardiola.

“Giggs is the one who concerns me, too much talk of “he’s our Pep” is nonsense, he may be better, he may be awful but to compare two guys just because they were club greats who had a desire to manage their clubs is like suggesting David Moyes was the right man because he’s a gritty Scot in the Fergie mould,” Collymore told BoyleSport.

United are in fifth place in the Premier League but only four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City in the race to secure a place in next season’s Champions League competition.

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The Red Devils will face Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace side in the FA Cup final at Wembley after a 2-1 victory over Everton in the last four in April.

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