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Man Utd ease to win under Giggs

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Update: 2014-04-27 00:26:00
Man Utd ease to win under Giggs

DHAKA: Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs enjoyed a winning start to his Old Trafford reign as goals from Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata saw off Norwich.

Giggs, in temporary charge after the sacking of David Moyes, watched Rooney score a penalty and curling effort either side of half-time.

Substitute Mata added a third and headed in from six yards to keep United in the hunt for a Europa League spot.

 Defeat leaves Norwich one point above the Premier League relegation zone.

The Canaries arrived in Manchester at the end of a week in which United underwent a second managerial change in 10 months, with Giggs - the club`s most decorated player - asked to take charge by United`s vice chairman Ed Woodward.

The 40-year-old promised a return to the traditional Manchester United style of play ahead of kick off, with "passion, speed, tempo, bravery and imagination," to the fore.

A rapturous welcome greeted him as he emerged from the tunnel and with 962 appearances for the club, Giggs wrote United is "the rock his life had been built upon" in his programme notes.

A `good luck` card from United mascot `Fred the Red` was also on offer for the Welshman and after a tepid opening half an hour, his side cruised to just an eighth home win of the campaign.

Source: BBC


BDST: 1020 HRS, APR 27, 2014

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