Ryan Giggs eyes Manchester United coahing role; ...in secret talks with Ferguson and Moyes

New Manchester United manager David Moyes met with his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson and Old Trafford stalwart Ryan Giggs yesterday amid speculation that the Welshman could be offered a role on the Scotsman's coaching staff.

Moyes was named as Ferguson's replacement last week after the 71-year-old announced his retirement from the Old Trafford hot seat.

The trio are also reported to have discussed Wayne Rooney's future after the striker asked to leave the Premier League champions.

Moyes, Fergie and Giggs were snapped leaving Alderley Edge Hotel.

They met at 10.30am and spent around 90 minutes in discussions.

One onlooker said: “It looked very cloak and dagger. When each of them emerged from the hotel, they had a look around like they were checking no one had seen them.

“This looked like three men on a mission.”

Moyes later addressed the Cambridge Union and insisted: “Wayne was the last great street footballer — and he is one of the greatest players in the world right now.

Appointing Giggs would represent a masterstoke, given his wealth of experience and his standing in the United dressing room.

The 39-year-old has admitted to being open to management and was tipped to replace Gary Speed as Wales manager.

'Everyone who has played and managed would say that playing is much, much easier. Players come in to train at nine o’clock and they are at home by at half twelve,' he said earlier this year.

Giggs has already earned his coaching badges and became the first to complete them while still playing.