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Keown: Man Utd were set to choose Giggs before Pep took Man City job

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown claims Pep Guardiola wrecked Ryan Giggs' hopes of taking the Manchester United.

Keown says Giggs was likely to take over Van Gaal's position at Manchester United, but Manchester City's appointment of Pep Guardiola prompted the board to go for a proven manager in Mourinho instead.

“We're seeing what we expected to see last year," feown told the Daily Mail.

“Guardiola came into town. Prior to that it seemed as though Giggs was being lined up for the job at Old Trafford.

“When Guardiola came in, they went, 'We want Mourinho in'.

“We shouldn't be surprised by it. I think there's a lot more to the Premier League than just those two.

“I wouldn't underestimate Chelsea. Conte won three titles on the trot with Juventus. He's a serial winner. They have a special group of players. They are definitely in the mix."

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