Ryan Giggs will be a top manager says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ryan Giggs
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ryan Giggs

Manchester United interim boss Ryan Giggs will be a "top manager" according to Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The pair were team-mates for more than a decade at Old Trafford, winning a historic treble in 1999.

Giggs is in charge for United's final four Premier League games after David Moyes's sacking.

"Giggsy has all the attributes to become a top, top manager one day," said Solskjaer.

"I have spoken to Giggsy, of course, and I wished him all the best because a boy from Cardiff should do us some favours. The next two games are important for us."

Welshman Giggs, 40, and Solskjaer, 41, were part of the United team that won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in 1999, under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Giggs, the Old Trafford club's most decorated player, has played a record 962 times for United, and will be assisted in his managerial duties by old team-mates Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes.

But Giggs and Solskjaer find themselves in similar positions taking over from managers after they have been sacked by their respective clubs during the season.

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'Proud' Giggs outlines Man Utd vision

Giggs takes over from Moyes who was sacked after only ten months in charge after he started as manager in July 2013 after the retirement of fellow Scot Ferguson following 26 years at the helm.

Solskjaer replaced the sacked Malky Mackay at Cardiff City in January.

The Norwegian revealed he had spoken to Moyes to thank him for the role he played allowing the signing of full-back Fabio Da Silva and the loan deal for Wilfried Zaha from United.

He refused to be drawn on Moyes's sacking but believes United will emerge from their current slump in the Premier League.

"I don't think it is for me to talk about, I have to concentrate on myself," said Solskjaer.

"But when it comes... they must have taken a longer term view. I'm sorry to see managers leave and lose their jobs.

"I have to say I have had contact with David, and thanked him for his help - we bought Fabio with his help and he helped us with Wilf. I just wish him all the best.

"Manchester United will always be challenging for the top places, so they will be fine and make the right decisions."

Giggs is not under consideration to become Manchester United's next full-time boss as the Premier League club feel an experienced manager is needed to turn things round after this season's slump.

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