Giggs learning from Van Gaal

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Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs is enjoying working alongside Louis van Gaal and appreciates the amount of responsibility the Dutchman has given him.

Giggs was thrust into a management role at Old Trafford when he was asked to take charge of the club for the final four games of the 2013/14 season following the sacking of David Moyes.

He took a step back with the appointment of Van Gaal at the beginning of last season, becoming the Dutchman's assistant.

Giggs admitted that working with the two-time Champions League winner has been an incredible learning experience for him.

"I have learned loads from him," Giggs told Sky Sports. "Just seeing him first hand has been a massive learning experience for me.

"The manager has given me that platform to go out and coach every day. And I am enjoying it thoroughly. He didn't know me before I met him, but we instantly hit it off.

"And he has given me massive responsibility from the start. I have worked hard in coaching just as I did as a player. He recognises that."

Now beginning his second season as the Red Devils' assistant manager, Giggs revealed he has no intention of leaving the club he spent 14 years with as a player any time soon.

"There are no immediate plans. I am really enjoying what I am doing, working under Louis and trying to get better," he added.