Manchester United: Ryan Giggs dismisses Louis van Gaal rift talk

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Ryan Giggs: Van Gaal has been brilliant for me

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has dismissed reports of a rift with boss Louis van Gaal.

Rumours of tension between the pair surfaced after Giggs appeared reluctant to fully celebrate Ashley Young's winning goal at Newcastle on Wednesday.

Former team-mate Paul Scholes suggested Giggs "may not have the patience" to remain as number two for the next three years.

But Giggs said the pair have a "great working relationship".

The former Wales captain said: "I'm working as hard as I can and enjoying every minute of it.

"It's coming to that part of the season where the media will look at any little thing just to make it more exciting and more interesting."

Van Gaal said he was "irritated" by suggestions of a rift between himself and Giggs, claiming they have a good relationship.

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Giggs, who took over at Old Trafford for the final four games of last season following David Moyes' dismissal, was named assistant following van Gaal's appointment in May 2014.

Scholes had speculated that he could not see Welshman Giggs being Van Gaal's assistant until the end of his contract in 2017.

He said: "There's no doubt, he had that little taste of it [management] for the last three weeks of last year and he definitely wants to be a manager, you can see that.

"Over the next two or three years, will he have the patience to be a number two for that long? I'm not sure he will."

The 41-year-old Giggs, in Cardiff to promote the 2015 Welsh Community Football Awards, said he was learning from working under the former Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Netherlands boss.

"I've really enjoyed working under him and learning something new every day. I'm learning under a great manager," Giggs added.

"He's won everything and to work under someone like Louis is a great experience for me.

"He's been brilliant with me and given me a lot of responsibility.

"Each day I learn something different and I love working with the players.

"I've been given a great opportunity to be assistant of a club that I've spent my whole career at."

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