MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ryan Giggs is starting his stint as interim Manchester United manager by urging his players to entertain the fans who have endured a miserable season.
The 40-year-old midfielder was put in charge on Tuesday when David Moyes' reign ended after 10 months with the defending champions in seventh place in the English Premier League.
Speaking publicly for the first time since his temporary appointment, Giggs provided an insight into what he has told the squad about Saturday's match against Norwich at Old Trafford.
"I trust you and I know what you're capable of, and go out there and show it on Saturday, and give the fans something to shout about," Giggs said on Friday. "Entertain them, score goals, make tackles, play with speed, play with tempo."
Giggs is expected to manage the team for only the remaining four matches of the season before a more experienced successor to Moyes is appointed.
"It has been a difficult week for the club and it's been a bit of a whirlwind week for me but one I've enjoyed," Giggs said. "It has been different, chaotic, and I've been getting a little taste as it's my fourth day in the job."
Giggs came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford and was part of the famed "Class of 92" youth team that helped contribute to so much of the club's success under Alex Ferguson, who retired last year after more than 26 years in charge.
"I've had to take a bit of stick (from the players)," Giggs said. "Things like, 'Where are you going to park? What do we call you?'