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Football: Giggs aims for more of the same against Sunderland

Friday, May 2, 2014

Manchester United's manager Ryan Giggs reacts after their English Premier League soccer match against Norwich City.

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom - Manchester United caretaker boss Ryan Giggs will look to carry on from where he left off when Sunderland visit Old Trafford on Saturday amid consistent speculation that Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is closing in on the job of permanent manager.

Giggs, 40, guided United to a comprehensive 4-0 win over Norwich last week after David Moyes was sacked as manager of the faltering Premier League champions.

Any discussions between United and Van Gaal, the overwhelming favourite with the bookmakers, are sure to involve what role the Dutchman, 62, has in mind for the United veteran, whose contract as a player-coach expires following the end of this season.

With Giggs restoring the feel-good factor with United's impressive win over Norwich, there have been calls for him to be given the Old Trafford post full-time.

However, former France striker Louis Saha, who was at United with Giggs between 2004 and 2008, believes that four games is not long enough for the Welshman to prove himself as a potential candidate.

"It's a great opportunity for him. He's definitely got the quality, the character and the charisma," Saha said.

"The experience is maybe the only thing missing but when you play 20 years at United you know how to work and how to behave.

"It's sad because he could have been given another month to prove to people that he's the right choice but only four games is not enough.

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