Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014

Former Manchester United player Clayton Blackmore feels that club legend Ryan Giggs will command the respect of the players as their interim manager.

The 40-year-old took temporary charge of the Red Devils as Scottish manager David Moyes was sacked after just 10 months at the helm of the club, following his appointment after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Old Trafford outfit have had a disastrous run under Moyes, reeling in seventh in the Premier League, the reigning English champions are now struggling for a place in the Europa League next year.

The Welsh international has assumed the responsibility of first team affairs until a permanent manager is appointed, with Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal being the front-runner for the job.


"He's going to get the respect because he's done more than any other player in the Premier League", Blackmore told the BBC.

"For me he could be the man to look after the club in the foreseeable future.

"Everybody starts somewhere and the experience he's got, 22 years' experience with Alex Ferguson so he knows everything Alex Ferguson's done.”

Giggs has made 962 appearances for Manchester United since his debut back in 1991.

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