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Apr 26, 2014 at 5.30pm UK at ​Old Trafford
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4-0
NorwichNorwich City
Rooney (41' pen., 48'), Mata (63', 73')
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Howson (29')

Ryan Giggs: 'I found team selection really tough'

Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs reveals that he found it difficult selecting his first choice XI for his first game in charge of the club against Norwich City.

Ryan Giggs has revealed that he found it "really tough" selecting a starting lineup for his first game in charge of Manchester United.

The Red Devils eased past Norwich City 4-0 at Old Trafford to get the Welshman's reign off to a winning start, but Giggs admits that it was difficult leaving certain players out.

"I didn't sleep last night [because of the team selection]," the 40-year-old, who took over from David Moyes earlier this week, is quoted as saying by ESPN.

"Players on the bench, leaving the likes of Juan Mata out of the starting XI was a difficult decision and a position I've never been put in before.

"It was really tough. I'm interim manager but I'm also one of their teammates, so it was tough to leave them out. But you've seen the response of Juan. That's a true professional, to not moan and not sulk and come on and perform like he did."

United remain seventh in the Premier League table following the victory.

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Manchester United players Juan Mata (L) and Wayne Rooney (R) celebrate after Mata scored the third goal against Norwich City at Old Trafford on April 26, 2014
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