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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says that interim manager Ryan Giggs has the credentials to get the job on a permanent basis after picking up a 4-0 win over Norwich on Saturday.
Giggs was placed in charge of the first team on Tuesday after the board called time on David Moyes, just 10 months into his five-year-contract.
The Welshman put his stamp on the squad as he made six changes from the side that lost to Everton last weekend.
Summer signing Marouane Fellaini was omitted from the squad, although Giggs confirmed he will play a part in the final three games, while Juan Mata – who joined in January – started on the bench.
The Red Devils made a quick start to the game and some sharp one-touch passing allowed them to dominate from early on.
Wayne Rooney opened the scoring just before the break from the penalty spot and he doubled the score a few minutes into the second half.
Mata came off the bench with half an hour to go and was able to take advantage of some poor defending, grabbing two goals to round off a positive afternoon in Manchester.
After the game Rooney praised the new boss but insisted that the board will ultimately decide who leads the team next season.
Rooney said: “That’s down to the board, obviously. I think Giggsy has got all of the credentials to be a manager but that’s down to the board.”
A number of candidates have been linked with the role with some reports suggesting that Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal has already agreed a deal, although a spokesperson for the club has denied this.