Every ardent Manchester United's instinct must be snooping around the club's administration hierarchy to find out whether the empire's most endeared and decorated player - Ryan Giggs - will be given a nod to prolong his tutelage.
The club's lofty spree throughout the last two decades has been put to a stern test over the past 10 months since the mastermind behind the Red Devils' record breaking surge - Sir Alex Ferguson hand picked fellow Scottish compatriot David Moyes to succeed him in the managerial role.
Since then everything as regard to the outfit's fortunes and the environs around Old Trafford has been nothing less than topsy turvy. A beaucoup of United's much cherished records have been shattered in an unprecedented fashion by also runs whose previous visits could not have prefigured such outcomes.
The aura, x-factor, gusto and fear factor of the red half of Manchester have been dented in earnest leaving every Red Devil disillusioned. The English Premier League defending champions will be anonymous in next season's European club football elite competition and are assured of culminating their season with a borderline points of less than 70. Not only does this ordeal justify Moyes' dismissal but also calls forth the question: Who is the perfect alchemist to breath life into the ruins at the Theatre of Dreams?
Since his first day in office as temporary manager, Ryan Giggs has done more than enough to convince his doubting Thomases that he is adequate to steer on Fergie'sorphans back to their winning enclave. Though his naysayers may object that Ryan's deemed aptness is just mere pampering, Giggs is a serial winner. He is the community's most adorned instrument, well versed with he club's customs, values and tradition and harbors the guts and courage to overcome any tempest and adversary with a calm smile and fortitude.
"We certainly have the players and we got everything in place to be successful next season."
This was his resounding response to pessimists who had already cast qualms over the Red Devils' preparedness for next season's campaign. His unwavering hard work, consistency, fearlessness, affiliation and devotion to serve the mighty United fanbase with reasons to smile and his determination to light up the theatre of dreams once more is unquestionable.
"Do not disappoint the fans."
This inspiring sentiment was enough to trigger the team as they delivered a barnstorming display and eventually wageing an impressive scalp against Norwich City. Though that surprise by the Black Cats? He is endowed with striking similarities with his
predecessor - Fergie which justifiably makes him a Fergie monicker. Already he has won acclaim from a handful of United's critical stakeholders. The message from young fans at Old Trafford last weekend said it all."In Giggsy We Trust," read the banner.
Despite making only three appearances for United this season, second fiddle shot stopper
Anders Lindergaard could not hide his delight at the prospect of Ryan inheriting Sir Alex's garments. Ferguson agrees, as does Gary Neville.
Several senior players like Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and United ex-marksman Louis Saha have all expressed their content with the idea of extrapolating the former Man United academy graduate's tenure.
Louis van Gaal, however, appears set to get the job. He is deemed as the ideal man to resuscitate the club's instinct. His Fergie-esque tactical approach may justifiably be persuasive to many and he may be construed as the appropriate lifeline. La Oranje's current tutor boasts a glittering track record embellished with titles in every league he has grazed having led AZ Alkmaar, Ajax Amsterdam, Barcelona and Bayern Munich to domestic and continental success. Although he appears to be cut from the same cloth as Fergie his eccentric and ruthless nature will most likely alienate players and could prove to be another undoing for United.
As it goes dressing room stability is critical to any ambitious and performing team but many senior players have declared their discontent regarding his arrogance. This instrumental dimension could be dealt with the worst blow and his appointment could derail the quest to reinstate the bruised behemoth's ego.
Many could say that Giggs is inexperienced and unfit but this is a cursory and unfair judgement as there are numerous untried young managers who have climbed the managerial ladder crushing aside any record on their way. Remember Pep Guardiola, Diego Simeone Gary Monk, Kenny Dalglish or Clarence Seedorf?
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