Edwin van der Sar: 'Ryan Giggs will thrive under Louis van Gaal'

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar believes that Ryan Giggs will work well as assistant manager to Louis van Gaal.

Edwin van der Sar has claimed that Ryan Giggs will work well alongside new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

Giggs has brought his 24-year playing career to an end after being named assistant to Van Gaal, who was appointed United boss last week.

Former United goalkeeper Van der Sar, who played with Giggs at Old Trafford, has backed the 40-year-old to succeed in his new role.

"I'm sure under the guidance of Louis he can become an even better coach or manager in the future," Van der Sar told BBC Sport.

"Even when I played with him he was busy with his coaching badges and the philosophy of the club is in the right hands with him.

"Ryan is going to be there as assistant manager and that should be enough, with his experience, to bring United in a better frame than this year."

Van Gaal will take charge of United when his role as Netherlands coach comes to an end after the World Cup.

Manchester United's Interim manager Ryan Giggs thanks the fans after the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's stadium in in Southampton on May 11, 2014
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