Giggs: United can continue success

Ryan Giggs sees no reason why Manchester United will not continue their success under new manager David Moyes.

Last Updated: 28/06/13 at 14:33 Post Comment

Ryan Giggs: 'I think it is a challenge'

Ryan Giggs: 'I think it is a challenge'

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs sees no reason why the club will not continue their success under new manager David Moyes.

Sir Alex Ferguson retired this summer having won a total of 38 trophies - from Charity Shields to Champions League - to leave his successor with a tough task to follow.

Many believe it is unrealistic to expect the 50-year-old Scot to be able to maintain his countryman's golden streak at Old Trafford.

But Giggs, who has won 25 major honours and played more than 1,000 matches for club and country, believes there is no reason why anything should change.

"I think it is a challenge and as a player you always want challenges," said the Welshman as he prepares for an unprecedented 24th season at Old Trafford, albeit his first without Ferguson.

"First and foremost, there are great players there and we have just won the league, so everything is in place for it to carry it on."

Giggs, who turns 40 in November, signed a new one-year contract in March and admits thoughts are turning to what he will do when he finishes playing.

The former Wales international is currently attending the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey as part of his UEFA Pro Licence course.

It seems more than likely he will remain in football in some capacity but he has yet to figure out exactly what his involvement will be.

"It's quite tough. I am sort of an intense person so when I am still playing I'm concentrating on that," Giggs told thefa.com.

"But also, I have got to start thinking that it is near the end. I have to start thinking about what I am going to do afterwards.

"I am in the process of doing that and obviously coming on this course has helped me - speaking to other people, listening to what the coaches or tutors say, and just trying to get little bits that can help you.

"Everyone has their own style and everyone picks up different things.

"Obviously, I'd be stupid not to pick up on the stuff I've learnt from Sir Alex.

"I don't know whether I am going to be a coach or a manager, if I decide to go into coaching, but it is obviously exciting for me. I have been playing for 20-odd years and it is a new chapter in my life.

"I want to do well and I want to make a success of it like I did as a player.

"It will be like starting all over again, like being an apprentice again.

"It will be learning new things and making mistakes as you go along, just trying to better yourself as much as you can."


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