By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline
Published: 13:51 GMT, 29 October 2020 | Updated: 14:01 GMT, 29 October 2020
Ryan Giggs has revealed that he was punched in the stomach by Louis van Gaal when he met the Dutchman for the first time.
The Wales boss made the sensational revelation on
, where he was left not knowing what to do after meeting the newly-appointed Manchester United boss in 2014.
Episode 3 of series 2 @GreatestGamePod with #ManUtd & @premierleague Legend Ryan Giggs! 🎧🎙— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) October 29, 2020
• Playing under SAF ⚽️
• CL success & failures 🏆
• Managing Wales 🏴
• Being punched by LVG 👊🏻
• THAT GOAL 💨https://t.co/waKG6IQ0Vb pic.twitter.com/kX7Uvkim2N
Giggs went on to learn his trade as a coach under Van Gaal after previously taking caretaker charge of the club following David Moyes sacking.
Ryan Giggs (L) has revealed Louis van Gaal (R) punched him in the stomach when they first met
And the United legend says he was left baffled by Van Gaal's introduction at a meeting the pair arranged in a hotel.
'He was different. He was very dominating,' Giggs told Carragher. 'The first time I met him he punched me in the stomach.
'I've gone to meet him, we've got a list of the players that I think were good and the ones that were not so good.
'I've gone to meet him at a