Ryan Giggs reckons Manchester United are finally worth watching again.

The United legend was part of the last Old Trafford title-winning side in 2013 - and has witnessed the club’s decline since - both from the inside and outside.

Giggs, after calling time on the most decorated career in English football, spent two seasons working as assistant to the club’s former boss Louis van Gaal.

Dutchman van Gaal was one of three United managers who failed to replicate the success of Sir Alex Ferguson’s glorious 27-year reign.

David Moyes did not even a last a season as Fergie’s hand-chosen successor, while Mourinho, who replaced van Gaal, survived two-and-a-half years before the chop.

Many predicted current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was heading for the same fate – before he masterminded a superb run to secure a top-four finish last weekend.

The Red Devils will need to pay £60m, which could rise to £100m, for the forward
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not done sorting his Manchester United squad

For Giggs, the return of a United side that loves to attack, score goals and play with verve, is amazing to see – and even more significant than silverware at this point.

The Wales boss, who won 13 Premier League titles with the Reds, said: “You get cycles in all sports and it’s very hard to stay on top all the time.

“But now, as a United fan, I look at the United players and I’m thinking: ‘Yes, those are players that I enjoy watching’.

Ryan Giggs wants Manchester United to be busy in the transfer market
Ryan Giggs is enjoying watching Manchester United now

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“They might not be winning every single game but they look like Man United players.”

Much of that is down to Solskjaer getting his own recruits in – and gradually removing those brought in by his predecessors.

Giggs, 46, went on: “Moyes didn’t last a season and the club recruitment was all over the place.

Ryan Giggs says players were not the right fit for the new Manchester United team, such as those Louis van Gaal brought in

“You had Sir Alex players, Moyes players, then Van Gaal, with a different philosophy and different players. Then you’ve got Mourinho coming in with his group.

“So, you’ve got this mix of cultures but are they really United players? To get rid of that takes a long time. That’s why the owners - and stability - is really important.

“For example, Jurgen Klopp has been at Liverpool five seasons. Each year he’s improved.

“But it took him time to get players that he didn’t fancy out. It’s not just about bringing them in.”