Peter Odemwingie’s Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has backed Ryan Giggs as a future manager of Manchester United, amid reports that he could replace Louis van Gaal.
United, who have lost their last three games, are away to Hughes’ Stoke on Boxing Day.
Former Wales boss Hughes spent 13 years as a player at Old Trafford and played alongside Giggs for club and country.
“Given his playing career, you would say he’s got an outstanding chance.
“His ability as a manager is not clear yet – we don’t know because he’s not had the opportunity yet.
“He’s getting an education now. He had it obviously being around Sir Alex Ferguson for so many years, and now he’s assistant manager.” Hughes said as quoted on BBC Sports.
Giggs, 42, made a club record 963 appearances for United and played 64 times for Wales. He was United’s caretaker manager for four games in 2014 and has been Van Gaal’s assistant since then.