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Saha believes Giggs can be permanent United boss

SUPPORT: Saha, left, and Giggs in 2006 (PA)

EX-MANCHESTER UNITED hitman Louis Saha says interim manager Ryan Giggs has the necessary qualities to over the role on a permanent basis following this month’s sacking of David Moyes.

Moyes was fired after 10 months in the post after he was appointed last summer to replace Sir Alex Ferguson – United’s most successful manager.

But Moyes failed to guide the club to any silverware and crucially missed out on a top four finish and Champions League football.

Giggs won his first game in charge with a 4-0 home win over Norwich, and Saha said the Welsh wing wizard, who remains on the club’s playing books, can succeed in the job next season.

Saha said: “He can do the job now, for sure. It seems like an easy choice for now because he proved he can do it last weekend.

“I was sad to see David Moyes go. But maybe it would have been more clever to give [Giggs] his chance months ago.

The foundations are there [for Giggs to be a success]. He was learning from the best.

“I could see that in the dressing room. The charisma was there when he was a player. You could feel that straight away.”

The retired Frenchman added: “He has the right character. He could have a laugh and a joke but he also kept his distance sometimes.

“He has the pedigree and the biggest weapon he has is that he knows exactly what the fans are after - that they want the team to play the United way.

“He was an attacking midfielder so he knows they want to see dribbling and counter-attacking football.”

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