Van Gaal is favourite for Man Utd

Ryan Giggs has been named as Manchester United's caretaker manager following David Moyes' sacking. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Ryan Giggs has been named as Manchester United's caretaker manager following David Moyes' sacking. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
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Louis van Gaal has emerged as the front runner to replace David Moyes after he was axed by Manchester United just 10 months into his six-year contract.

Moyes paid the price for a dreadful campaign when he was dismissed following a meeting with United vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the club’s training ground yesterday.

United’s most-decorated player Ryan Giggs, a player/coach under Moyes, will take charge “until a permanent appointment can be made”, the club said.

Holland head coach Van Gaal has emerged as the favourite to replace Moyes with senior figures at United holding the 62-year-old, who is out of contract after the World Cup, in high regard.

It is understood the fact that Van Gaal will be in Brazil with Holland this summer would not be an obstacle to the Dutchman taking over.