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Below we’ve detailed the biggest stories of the day, including a bit of fluff to help you digest. Read on, watch the video above and leave thoughts and opinions in the box provided when possible.
Ferguson on Giggs' management
Ryan Giggs seems destined to one day step into the Manchester United dugout as manager of the club, but with Louis van Gaal’s retirement date yet unknown that might not be for quite a while yet.
Well, Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he believes Giggs might well already have been in the job had he retired from playing when he was 35. Fergie said Giggs could have become his assistant - the role he’s working in under Van Gaal - and would have been ready to succeed him.
“If Ryan Giggs had retired six, seven years ago,” Ferguson says in a soon-to-be-aired documentary by the BBC.
“Say he had retired at, say, 35, quite likely I would have made him my assistant and quite likely he could have moved straight into the job with the experience of being an assistant manager to me as he is doing with Louis Van Gaal at the moment. But I would never have asked a player to quit.”
A lot of ifs and buts; fairly standard. That said, there is probably a large number of fans who want to see Giggs ascend to the position of Old Trafford boss.
Moving on, Marcos Rojo has looked to play down speculation that he has fallen out with Van Gaal.
The Argentina centre-back retweeted a statement suggesting there is no bad blood between himself and his manager, despite what rumours persist in saying. As if he’d tell us if there was.
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Last but not least, Cristiano Ronaldo has shared an anecdote from his time working under Sir Alex, and, unsurprisingly, it’s in-keeping with the idea that he ruled his players with an iron fist.
Ronaldo, currently the Ballon d’Or holder, explained how Ferguson once lost his temper at the Portuguese forward for not passing a ball in a match.
Ronaldo also explained how Ferguson would ‘kick everything’ when he was unhappy with his side. Hairdryer treatment indeed.
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