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Giggs blasts Van Gaal for player sales

Former Manchester United player and assistant manager Ryan Giggs has revealed that he was upset when then Old Trafford boss Louis Van Gaal decided to sell three players.

In a wide ranging interview with The Times the 43-year-old said :

“There have been a lot who have come through that haven’t been United players and also players who were United players and shouldn’t have left,”

“I’m talking about Rafael, Welbeck, Jonny Evans — players who are United through and through.

“It was hard because Louis had his own ideas and you had to respect that, but, yes, we had a few arguments about a couple of them. He understood [my position] because I had played with those lads, but they just weren’t for him.”

The Red Devil’s legend, also revealed that he felt he had a decent chance of becoming United manager after the sacking of Van Gaal, but he understands why the club decided to hire Jose Mourinho.

Giggs has been out of work since leaving United in May 2016, although he has been heavily linked with the Wales job and admitted he would be interested in taking on the role.

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