Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra believes new interim manager Ryan Giggs is a perfect fit for the job and has urged his fellow players to support the 40-year-old in his new role.
The Frenchman believes the Reds must now look forward, starting with Saturday's clash against Norwich City. In an exclusive interview with MUTV, the long-serving defender was the first of the squad to react to a difficult week for the club.
"It’s really sad, but we have to move on," Evra told MUTV. "There’s a new manager in place - that’s Ryan Giggs – and we have to make sure we stick behind the coach. A lot of people are still calling him Ryan but he is the boss and we have to make sure we are right behind him and the club."
Evra was also keen to keen stress the experience that Giggs possesses should not be underestimated when it comes to inspiring players both young and old.
"Giggs is a natural," he enthused. "Players like him and Paul Scholes inspire the young players, and the senior players too. This is why they will fight to make sure that Ryan picks them for the team. As a person and a player, he instantly gets that respect which is why it wasn’t weird to see Ryan Giggs as manager."