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Wayne Rooney Reveals Ryan Giggs Is Not Ready to Be Called Boss Just Yet

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 26:  Ryan Giggs of Manchester United looks on from the dug out during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford on April 26, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Alex LivieFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2014

Wayne Rooney has revealed Ryan Giggs is not yet ready to turn his back on his playing roots, as he does not want to be called boss just yet.

Giggs was placed in charge of Manchester United earlier this week following the club’s decision to axe David Moyes.

The United legend is in interim control for the final four games of the season, with the club then expected to make a permanent appointment.

Giggs made a winning start with a 4-0 victory over Norwich. Following the game, Giggs jokingly said that he may well retire with a 100 per cent record as a manager.

Ryan thanked the #mufc fans for an “amazing reception” and jokingly added: “I might retire from management now with a 100% record!”

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 26, 2014

Rooney was the focal point in Giggs making a winning start to his tenure as manager, scoring two goals, but that is not a title the Welshman is comfortable with just yet.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 26:  A young fan shows his approval of the appointment of Ryan Giggs during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford on April 26, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laure
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Speaking on BBC’s Match of the Day, Rooney said: "It is a new start now under Ryan. That is one win out of one and there is three more.”

The BBC reporter picked up on Rooney’s use of “Ryan” rather than “boss,” to which the striker replied: "To be fair we asked him, and he said to still call him Ryan or Giggsy.

"I am sure that in time he will want to be called boss, so we’ll wait until he asks for it.”

Giggs has a minimum of three games remaining as United boss, against Sunderland, Hull City and Southampton.

Three more wins would certainly strengthen his hand, and Alan Hansen feels it would lead to Giggs landing the job on a permanent basis.

Speaking on Match of the Day, Hansen said: “If Ryan Giggs wins the next three matches, 4-0, there will be a tidal wave of sentiment in his favour, inside and outside of Old Trafford.

”I think he will get it.”

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