Ryan Giggs says he shares great working relationship with Louis van Gaal; dismisses rift rumours
Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has dismissed all suggestions of a rift with manager Louis van Gaal and said that he shared a “great working relationship” with the Dutchman.
All the talk of some sort of a disagreement emerged when Giggs wasn’t very enthusiastic in his celebrations after Ashley Young’s winner against Newcastle United.
Speaking to the media, the 41-year-old Welshman was quick to refute all indications of a right, and praised his manager, saying, "It's coming to that part of the season where the media will look at any little thing to make it more exciting and more interesting."
"Me and Louis have a great working relationship. He's given me a massive opportunity and I'm taking it. I'm working as hard as I can and I'm enjoying every minute of it. He's won everything and to work under someone like Louis is a great experience for me and he's been brilliant with me."
"He's given me a lot of responsibility and of course I have told him as much as I can about the Premier League and what to expect. I've really enjoyed working under him and learning something new every day."
The winger had taken charge on an interim basis for the last four games of last season, following the sacking of David Moyes, and retired from competitive football at the end of the season. He was then appointed assistant to Louis van Gaal, when the Dutchman took over in May.
Earlier, when Van Gaal was asked the same, he initially responded in a sarcastic manner, and then lashed out at the media.