Exclusive – Giggs on Van Gaal, Man United and the youngster who’s a ‘brilliant prospect’

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs joined talkSPORT to discuss the latest news at the launch of his new DVD, ‘The Life of Ryan’.Among a host of topics, the Welshman spoke about Sir Alex Ferguson, Louis van Gaal and youngster James Wilson.“I was still playing but I got to know the way he thought and his insights. Towards the end of my career we would talk a lot more than when I was younger. It would have been nice to be assistant manager undfielder Frenkie de Jong admitted some relief after their 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad.Barcelona went behind in the encounter and De Jong admitted that the visitors found it tough to deal with their opponents to begin with.”It was an intense game, with der him.” “It comes with the characters that they are. They are leaders and have confidence in their own ability. You can see that every day with Louis and I saw it for years and years with Sir Alex. It’s great to see and you can only learn from that. They have confidencs Pep Guardiola has called for strong match officials tonight at Champions League opponents Real Madrid.Speaking ahead of his return to the Bernabeu as City take on Real Madrid in the last-16 this evening, Guardiola has said he hopes the officiating e in what they believe and that filters down to the players.”“content_imgIf you drop below the standards that he sets, then he’ll tell you. He’s straightforward and fair though. If you do well, he’ll praise you, and if you don’t, he won’t. There are no hidden agendas, he likes to be quite open about things and transparent.” “I hope there is. It will be difficult because that was a special time and group of payers. It’s in the DNA and history of Manchester United though to bring young players through. It’s not only at reserve level and youth level, it’s now under-7s and under-8s. We’ve had really good results with that. Ten of the under-18 team that played on Friday night have been together since under-7s. It’s what the club is all about. It’s set up to do that year in and year out.” “He’s a brilliant prospect. I’ve always said about younger players that you can give them the chance but they have got to take it. I’ve seen players take it and not let go, but I’ve also seen players given the chance and they throw it away. You might only get one chance so you’ve got to be ready for it.”

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