Wayne Rooney believes that Ryan Giggs has the “credentials” to be Manchester United’s next manager.
The Welshman took over from the sacked David Moyes earlier this week despite still being registered as one of the Red Devils’ first-team players, and oversaw a 4-0 win over Norwich in his opening game in charge.
Rooney netted twice before Juan Mata came off of the bench to bag a brace in a routine victory at Old Trafford.
Giggs was initially given the final four fixtures – today included – of the season at the helm of United, but there are already calls for him to be handed the role on a permanent basis due to his close ties with the club.
Despite his lack of experience, Rooney believes that Giggs has the ability and temperament to be Moyes’ full successor:
“That’s down to the board, obviously.” He said when asked by Sky Sports about the situation.
“I think Giggsy has got all of the credentials to be a manager but that’s down to the board.
“It’s strange, I’ve played with him for the last 10 years. Giggsy’s come in and we all know Giggsy is a really experienced player,
“He’s been part of the coaching staff for the season. He’s built to be a manager, as a team we can see that.
“We can see that by how he’s handled himself since he took over so it was fantastic to go out there and get the win for him.”