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Man United legend backed to be Van Gaal’s successor

Man United chief Louis van Gaal believes that club legend and assistant manager Ryan Giggs will replace him at the helm of the Red Devils when he leaves.

The Welshman is one of Old Trafford’s most decorated stars and is considered to be one of the greatest ever players to have played in English football.

Giggs called time on his career at the end of last season, but did step into manage the club for the last four games of the campaign following David Moyes’ sacking.

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This led to many calls for him to be given the job on a permanent basis, however, United plumped for an experienced name in the shape of Van Gaal, with the 41-year-old his second in command.

LVG, now 63, is contracted until 2017 and may end his illustrious career then, which could leave the club once again looking for a new boss.

An the Dutchman feels that it will Giggs who will take over from him:

“I expect that he [Giggs] will be the next manager after I am gone.” He is quoted by BBC Sport.

“Now I have the responsibility. He has tasks that he has to perform like the players [do]. What he has to do, for me, he does it very well.”

GIggs, who made 963 appearances for United, said that it was the “proudest moment” of his career to take charge of the club last year.

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