Ryan Giggs: I wanted Sanches at United

Wales legend Ryan Giggs has backed Renato Sanches to succeed during his loan spell at Swansea, and revealed that he scouted the midfielder while at Manchester United.

The Portuguese international made the surprise switch to South Wales having struggled to establish himself as a regular at Bayern Munich.

-I was watching him for United a few years ago and I was impressed – I thought he was a really talented player. He showed it then and he showed it in the Euros. It didn’t quite happen for him last year for Bayern, which can happen; a young player moving country, different language, a big club and a lot of expectation, but he is a talent and the Premier League will suit him because he’s an aggressive player. He can tackle, he can get forward and he’s going to a club that play football the right way so I think he’ll be a success, Giggs told ?Wales Online.

Giggs has expressed his confidence that Sanches - who could be set to make his debut in today's game against Newcastle - will excel for the club.