Ryan Giggs tipped to replace David Moyes

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Manchester United could consider replacing David Moyes with Ryan Giggs as caretaker boss until the end of the season.

That’s according to Neil Custis, football writer for The Sun, who was speaking to talkSPORT today.

He believes Moyes’s position at Old Trafford is close to becoming untenable, and the United board will soon be forced to seriously consider their options.

One of which would be a temporary manager until the end of the season, and the talkSPORT report claims Giggs could be that man.

As reported by The Sun earlier today, Moyes has three hugely important games to prove he can turn things around - first up is Olympiakos in the Champions League, followed by a trip to West Ham and then the Manchester derby against City at Old Trafford on March 25.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Custis said: “The patience is running out at board level. It began really with the defeat in Athens. That was when the first doubts among the powers that be crept in.

“They were stunned by the performance and result and nothing that has happened since has made them feel better about it.

“The Liverpool result was just another massive low point. They have beaten one team in the top nine all season.”

United slumped to a 3-0 home defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, a humiliating result for the club that served to underline the contrasting fortunes of the two teams.

And with Moyes struggling, Custis believes United could look to someone like Giggs to steer things through until the summer. Then United would have the time to complete another managerial search.

“I think it is almost beyond repair,” he continued. “I don’t think the players are playing for him and that was clear on Sunday when we saw as poor a performance against Liverpool as you can ever remember. I don’t see that things are going to get better.

“If things don’t improve over the next three games, that will be it. I can see a scenario where Ryan Giggs becomes a caretaker for the remaining games this season.”

United welcome Olympiakos to Old Trafford tomorrow evening for their Champions League last-16 second leg tie - they are currently 2-0 down from the first-leg in Greece.

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