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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Giggs wants United job

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: He’s looking at that job for himself, Giggsy. He’s got top potential

Manchester United legend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that Ryan Giggs wants to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson after the long-serving manager calls it a day.

Solskjaer played with Giggs for 11 years, and saw the 39-year old Welshman sign another contract that will keep him playing the game for at least another season.

Solskjaer himself has been tipped to be Fergie’s replacement, but he believes that Giggs would suit the role better.

“Giggsy is going to play another year (but) I’d say he’s got his eyes and ears open more to what the manager is doing,” Solskjaer told Reuters. “He’s looking at that job for himself, Giggsy. He’s got top potential.”

Solskjaer is rated highly among United fans and is fondly remembered for his late winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich. He has served the club for 15 years and has also reiterated his own desire to follow in Ferguson’s footsteps in the future.

“I’ve said it before that my dream is to manage Man United – that’s tongue in cheek really, because it’s a massive job, it’s the biggest job in the world,” Solskjaer said.

“But you have to dream big – if you don’t dream big you won’t make it, so let’s just wait and see what happens.”

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