The Welsh winger, installed for the club's final four games of the season after David Moyes was sacked on Tuesday, spoke confidently ahead of Saturday's match with Norwich.
Giggs began by thanking Moyes for giving him the opportunity to coach on his backroom staff. He also highlighted what the quartet of matches as manager means to him, reported by Rob Dawson of the Manchester Evening News:
Giggs: "I'd like to go on record and thank David (Moyes). He gave me my first coaching role. Secondly, I'd like to say how proud I am."— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) April 25, 2014
Ben Smith of the BBC confirmed United stopped any questions on Moyes prior to the conference starting:
Manchester United prevented media from asking Ryan Giggs any questions about David Moyes during his press conference #mufc— Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) April 25, 2014
While Louis van Gaal remains favourite for the permanent job, per Phil McNulty of BBC Sport, Giggs suggests he hasn't considered his position beyond the end of the season, noted by Dawson:
Giggs also knocks back question about doing the job permanently. Says he's only focused on the next four games.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) April 25, 2014
Focusing on the immediate task at hand, Giggs aims to provide United supporters with something to cheer about at the end of this difficult campaign. He believes Old Trafford will be in good spirits ahead of Norwich's visit, per Squawka:
"I want to bring back smiles to the fans' faces. I know the stadium will be bouncing." - Ryan Giggs pic.twitter.com/gKnYtsal5t— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 25, 2014
The interim boss suggests success can be achieved by adhering to the philosophy he learned under Sir Alex Ferguson. Moyes' notably cautious approach moved away from the cut-and-thrust attacking play United have enjoyed over previous years, something Giggs hopes to quickly restore, per Dawson:
Giggs: "It's been a frustrating season for everyone. I want to bring some positivity back. I want to see goals, tackles and passion."— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) April 25, 2014
Giggs remained relaxed and quietly confident during his presser. He even found time to joke at the end of a hectic week, saying he has used the newfound power to secure a future contract, per Squawka:
Ryan Giggs joked that he's just given himself a new 5-year contract as a player. "I'm using my power well." pic.twitter.com/ok4fijfGm7— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 25, 2014
The famous No. 11 also spoke to MUTV in a prerecorded interview before facing the English media, where he lightheartedly said he aims to maintain his record of scoring in every Premier League season by putting himself on penalty duties, per the club's Twitter account:
Giggs also joking about bringing himself on to maintain record of scoring in every PL season. Says "it's the furthest thing from my mind."— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) April 25, 2014
During his press conference, Giggs confirmed he remains a playing option for United, reported by Dawson:
Giggs insists he's still involved as a player but 'hasn't done much this week'. Says he's told players to 'enjoy themselves' in training.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) April 25, 2014
Giggs also revealed some team news during his MUTV interview. He will be without Robin van Persie and Rafael but other than this has a fully fit squad to choose from, confirmed by the club's Twitter account:
Ending his presser with a smile, Giggs finished on the one question everybody wished to know the answer to, per Squawka:
"I haven't decided whether it will be a tracksuit or a suit yet." - Ryan Giggs— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 25, 2014
Dawson believes the temporary boss put in an excellent first showing:
Imagine Man United fans will be very impressed with what they've seen/heard from Ryan Giggs this morning. Spoke like a United manager.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) April 25, 2014
Giggs' professionalism and confidence was obvious to see during his public reveal as United boss. He appears focused on not only making a quick impact, but returning United to the style of football fans wish to see.
The 40-year-old's jovial manner is a far cry from the often stern pressers of Moyes. Giggs' experience at the Theatre of Dreams places him in an excellent position to do well, and at this stage of a dismal season, his jovial attitude should be welcomed.
A smart initial conference from the interim manager. If Giggs can inspire United to victory over Norwich, we can expect more of the same during his next exchange.