Louis van Gaal has said he expects Ryan Giggs to succeed him as Manchester United manager.

Giggs has been Van Gaal's assistant since the Dutchman took over at Old Trafford last summer.

The former United midfielder had a spell in temporary charge of the 20-time English champions following the dismissal of David Moyes last season and Van Gaal believes the Welshman would be the natural choice to succeed him when he departs.

"I expect that he [Giggs] will be the next manager after I am gone," Van Gaal told MUTV.

"Now I have the responsibility. He has tasks that he has to perform like the players. What he has to do, for me, he does it very well."