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

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

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