Manchester United caretaker manager Ryan Giggs is set to shake things up in search of attacking football against Norwich City in his first game in charge this Saturday, which reportedly includes a new advanced midfield role for Tom Cleverley.
Giggs has been entrusted with taking charge of first-team affairs at Old Trafford this weekend after United chiefs decided to sack David Moyes on Tuesday morning, with the Red Devils languishing 23 points behind league leaders Liverpool and now firmly focused on rebuilding for next season under new leadership.
The Times have this morning reported that with four games to make his mark Giggs is determined to get United playing with more freedom and attacking purpose before a disastrous season closes, and those plans include Cleverley.
David Moyes decided to ignore Cleverley altogether for what turned out to be his final seven matches in charge across two competitions, with the 24-year-old missing from the squad to face Everton last weekend altogether.
Despite that lack of first-team action Giggs is ready to show faith in the much-maligned midfielder and use him as a playmaker against the Canaries on Saturday night, just behind a front two of Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney.
Giggs set out a more expansive plan in his first training session in charge of the squad yesterday, watching from the sidelines as trusted former team-mates Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and the returning Paul Scholes led proceeding.
United fans will hope to see a noticeable difference in attitude and application this weekend, as the club look to end a horrible week on a positive note by keeping chances of qualifying for Europe next season alive by beating relegation-haunted Norwich.