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25/04/2014 13:23 BST | Updated 25/04/2014 13:59 BST

Manchester United Players All Smiles As Ryan Giggs Takes Training (PICTURES)

Ryan Giggs says he wants to put the smiles back onto Manchester United supporters' faces, and the players appear to have perked up after his ascension to player-manager.

The first pictures of Giggs, flanked by former teammates Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville, taking training have been published a day before the Welshman's first match in charge against Norwich City.

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Robin van Persie congratulates Giggs on his ascension to United manager

Seventh-placed United are six points adrift of Tottenham Hotspur as they attempt to secure a Europa League berth for next season.

United in training