United Start To Look To The Future

Last updated : 18 May 2009 By editor

David Gill on Fergie, "I envisage him being manager certainly for a number of years, although I wouldn't want to put a time on it. He is still very motivated to go on and win things with Manchester United. He loves the game; he loves everything associated with the game.

"There's not really a succession plan. He is on a rolling 12-month contract, but it's not like other businesses where you can have a No 2 and have your ideas because we won't know when the time will come.

"One thing I know for certain is that he wants to leave behind a great club with great players to continue the success. He is very experienced and knows the club, so he will want to ensure the transition and change is as smooth and risk-free as possible."

Giggs, "It is all set for this team to go on and win much more. It is a young team and as long as they keep their hunger and desire they will do that. I am sure the manager will make sure of it. It can go on, definitely. Wayne [Rooney] is still quite young but has got natural leadership abilities. You also see it in Rio [Ferdinand], Wes [Brown], John O'Shea and Darren Fletcher, who really evolved this season."