Rumours that Ryan Giggs could eventually take over from under fire boss David Moyes as Manchester United manager were not helped during today’s press conference ahead of their Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.
According to the BBC’s chief sports correspondent, Dan Roan, Giggs was quizzed on the matter by an American journalist during the conference, but before he could answer the United press officer stepped in and blocked the question.
Roan’s Twitter account only moments after the incident read: “Giggs was asked by American reporter if he planned to take over from Moyes. Question blocked by MUFC press officer before Giggs could answer.”
Of course the intervention will have done little to quell the speculation concerning Moyes position, particularly after recent rumours have suggested that he has lost the faith of the dressing room as well as the fans. Giggs was allowed to rubbish those suggestions, but the general feeling around Old Trafford is said to be one of discontent at recent results.
Having endured a disastrous maiden campaign with the reigning Premier League champions Moyes could be forgiven for looking over his shoulder with regards to who United chiefs may be looking to replace him with. Could it be though that his eventual successor is one who comes from within the club?