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06/05/2014 23:12, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Giggs proud of youth

Ryan Giggs was proud to watch a host of young Reds make their mark during Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Hull City, continuing Manchester United’s illustrious history of promoting from within. 

The interim manager handed debuts to livewire winger Tom Lawrence and 18-year-old striker James Wilson, who scored two impressive goals before leaving the action on the hour mark to a standing ovation from delighted fans inside the Theatre of Dreams. 

Speaking to MUTV afterwards, Giggs was asked if it is a match he will look back fondly on in years to come. Rather than focusing on his second-half cameo, possibly his last outing as a player at Old Trafford, he was more inclined to praise his talented youngsters.

“Yeah it is,” Ryan answered. “Obviously I managed to get on the pitch but I think the main memory will be the youngsters coming on and doing so well. Manchester United always give young players a chance and it’s up to them to take it. They certainly did that tonight. 

“I wasn’t happy with Saturday’s result [against Sunderland] and the performance. I wasn’t angry, I was just gutted after doing so well the week before.  I just wanted to freshen things up a bit. The fans recognise young players and will give them a chance if they make a mistake and they took their chance. 

"Michael Keane, Tom and James have been at the club since they were nine and Adnan Januzaj since he was 16. It was

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