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22/04/2014 16:02, Report by James Tuck
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Former Reds back Giggs

Bryan Robson has given his support to Ryan Giggs as he takes on an interim managerial role at Manchester United.

Following the departure of David Moyes on Tuesday morning, Giggs will assume responsibility for the first team until a permanent appointment is made.

Ex-United skipper Robson told Sky Sports: "I know Ryan has got the job until the end of the season and I definitely think he’s going to be a manager, though whether he gets it full-time at a club like Manchester United is a big ask."

Giggs’ former United and Wales team-mate Clayton Blackmore believes the 40-year-old can lift the Reds for Saturday's game against Norwich.

He told MUTV: "Ryan's not had any time to work with the players and get them to play the way he wants them to play, but he will hopefully have them working hard and I think he’ll get a lift from them. It could be a tough day for Norwich.

"Ryan has everything you need to be a manager, including more coaching badges than me, and I’ve been coaching for 15 years."

Two other ex-Reds, David May and Danny Higginbotham, also gave their reactions to Giggs' appointment on the club's official TV channel.

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