Football: Giggs uncertain over United future

 Football: Giggs uncertain over United future
Giggs admitted his brief spell in charge has been an invaluable experience as he considers going into management on a full-time basis.

SOUTHAMPTON - Ryan Giggs claims not to have thought about his Manchester United future yet, but he concedes that will have to change quickly when his club hire their new manager.

Having taken charge of United as interim boss for four games, Giggs has developed a taste for management, but the 40-year-old is unlikely to secure the Old Trafford job on a permanent basis.

United's owners, the Glazer family, seem set to appoint Louis van Gaal this week, with the Netherlands coach already indicating he is prepared to work with Giggs on his staff.

However, the Welsh midfielder is also considering whether to keep playing, take a year off, or join the Old Trafford coaching staff permanently - a decision he won't take until he knows for certain who will be in charge at United.

"It has been an experience," Giggs said after United's 1-1 draw against Southampton in their last game of the season on Sunday gave him a respectable record of two wins, one draw and a defeat.

"I've enjoyed it. I didn't want the second half to end. The fans were great, the players were great and I loved it.

"We were playing attacking football and I was enjoying it. I wasn't thinking about myself. My own position, I'll need to think about that and decide what I'm going to do.

"I think I will decide in the next week. The managerial situation will be sorted out probably in the next week."

Giggs admitted his brief spell in charge has been an invaluable experience as he considers going into management on a full-time basis.

"I've learnt a lot, probably more from the defeat against Sunderland than the wins," he said.

"I've learnt that it's hard to leave players out but you've got to do it. Testing at times, but enjoyable.

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