Manchester United are dealing with the "new Guardiola" - Lindegaard

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Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard believes Ryan Giggs is the 'new Guardiola'. 

As reported by The Telegraph, the Red Devils star has insisted that Giggs has all the capabilities to manage the club on a permanent basis. 

The Welshman took charge of the club for the first time this past weekend, as United thumped Premier League strugglers Norwich City 4-0 at Old Trafford. 

And now Lindegaard - despite being left out of Giggs' first Manchester United side - believes the club legend is just like Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola. 

In his column, the Manchester United 'keeper said: “Ryan Giggs has always held a kind of professional distance to his team-mates. He opened his mouth, when it was relevant, and people have always listened.

“What we have seen in the first week has been more than convincing and the parallels with Sir Alex Ferguson are striking.

“It is clear that Ryan Giggs has been learning from history's most awe-inspiring football manager.

“His last speech before the team went on the pitch before the match against Norwich, was spine-tingling in a way that I have only experienced from Sir Alex.

“Some might question whether it can work to go from being a team-mate to the manager from one day to the next.

“Normally, I have my reservations, but in Giggs' case, it is another matter.”

Despite admitting that it sounds naive to compare Giggs with Guardiola, Lindegaard has done just that, but has insisted he will respect the boards decision on who to appoint as the new boss of Manchester United. 

He continued by saying: “It probably sounds rather naive and impetuous, and I understand people scepticism about any conclusion drawn from the results of four workouts, a game and a day off, but to me we are dealing with a new Guardiola.

“The question is whether he (Giggs) is already ready to meet the enormous potential he possesses.

“Fortunately, it's not my decision to make, but whatever the club decides, I'm sure that everyone on and around the team will respect it.”

Giggs' and Manchester United's attention will now turn to the club's clash with Sunderland at Old Trafford this weekend, as the Welshman targets his second straight win as temporary boss.

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