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Ryan Giggs undecided on his future at Old Trafford

Interim player-manager unsure whether he will stay but gives youth a chance in last home game

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 May, 2014, 10:21pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 May, 2014, 10:21pm
 

Ryan Giggs says he is still to decide about his Manchester United future despite making what appeared to be a farewell appearance in a 3-1 win over Hull City.

Giggs, the club's interim manager, sent himself on as a 70th-minute substitute in Tuesday's Premier League game at Old Trafford, which was United's last home fixture of the campaign.

The 40-year-old midfielder's contract is scheduled to expire at the end of the season.

Nothing has changed. I'll wait until the season has finished and then take a holiday and think about it
Ryan Giggs

But he made no mention of his future in a post-match address to the crowd.

Speaking to journalists afterwards, he explained that he had not reached a decision about whether to hang up his boots after a 23-year United career in which he has made a record 963 appearances for the club.

"I've not decided yet," he said. "Nothing has changed. I'll wait until the season has finished and then take a holiday and think about it in the next couple of weeks."

On Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra, whose contracts are also due to expire, but who did not feature against Hull, Giggs added: "It is not as if they are young players and they are up in the air.

"If they carry on, they carry on; if they leave, they leave. New players are going to come in anyway, whether they stay or go.

"It is up in the air, but in the next couple of weeks, I think it will get sorted for the three of us."

Giggs was also cautious when asked to provide an update on the club's search for a permanent successor to David Moyes, who was sacked last month after only 10 months as manager.

Current Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is widely expected to be appointed shortly, but Giggs said the club's vice-chairman Ed Woodward had given him no indication that an announcement was imminent.

"I have not spoken to Ed for the last couple of days, so nothing has changed since Saturday," he said. "It could be the next few days, it could be the next couple of weeks."

Giggs sprang a surprise with his team selection by handing debuts to 18-year-old James Wilson and 20-year-old Tom Lawrence, and he was rewarded as Wilson scored twice to put United 2-0 up.

"We got the young lads in to train with us and they never looked out of place," Giggs said.

"James Wilson is not just a finisher; his all-round play is very good and he is exciting."

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