Ryan Giggs Panicky Ahead Of Managerial Bow

Ryan Giggs says he’s feeling more nervous than ever before on the eve of his managerial bow with Wales.

Giggs, who had 4 games in charge of the Red Devils in a caretaker capacity 4 years ago, is preparing his side for Thursday morning's game with China.

Despite playing in countless big games during his illustrious playing career, and also spending time at United as part of the backroom staff, the Manchester United legend insists that nothing compares to how he is feeling ahead of the China Cup opener.

“I'll be much more nervous tomorrow,” he told reporters. “As a player you want a little bit of nerves but generally speaking I never really got nervous. Coaching and management is completely different.

“As a player you're quite selfish and you're just making sure you're doing your job in the team. As a manager and a coach there are so many things to think about; you are constantly going through your mind. There are lots of things going around in my head, it is completely different from being a player.”

Wales, boosted by star man Gareth Bale in their ranks, will as well be facing either Czech Republic or Uruguay during their time in the East.

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