Ince: Giggs has 'no chance' of replacing Van Gaal
Paul Ince believes Ryan Giggs is "not ready" to succeed Louis van Gaal at Manchester United when the Dutchman steps down, while he has backed Roy Keane to one day take over at Old Trafford.
United legend Giggs spent the final part of last season as the club's interim manager following David Moyes' sacking, while he was been working as Van Gaal's assistant this term.
Giggs has been tipped by some to eventually succeed Van Gaal, who has said he will retire from football when his spell at Old Trafford comes to an end.
Ex-United player Ince, however, says his former teammate lacks the experience required to follow in the footsteps of the Dutchman.
"No chance," he told the Daily Mail. "You've got to go to a club that you can learn from and get experience. He's not ready for Man United."
Ince, who has been out of the game since he was sacked as manager of Blackpool last season, went on to speak about another of his old teammates at United.
The ex-England international feels that Roy Keane -- currently assistant boss with Republic of Ireland -- could turn out to be a future manager at Old Trafford.
"To be Man United manager you need broad shoulders and to take a lot of criticism. Roy has broad shoulders and he is mentally tough. Things don't affect him," Ince said.
"He has a poker face, doesn't show if things are affecting him, and there is no reason why Roy couldn't go back to Manchester United [as manager]."
Keane was earlier this season balancing his Republic of Ireland role with an assistant coach job at Aston Villa, before opting to leave Villa Park in November.
Ince, however, feels it is only a matter of time before Keane takes on his first managerial post since being sacked by Ipswich in 2011.
"I speak to Roy and he does want to get back in [to management] but at the right establishment, with the right project. Roy Keane is not a number two, Roy Keane is a leader of men," Ince said. "And if the right thing [job] comes along then I'm sure he will get back into it [management]."