The EPL headlines this week surrounded Manchester United, and the fact that David Moyes had been fired. Although many have already began to speculate who the new manager will be, United legend Ryan Giggs was soon announced as the interim manager. Because there are only three matches left, Giggs will be manager for the rest of the season. This was exciting news to fans as Giggs is an incredible player for the club and seeing him take on a more important role could be beneficial to all.
His first job as interim manager was today’s match against Norwich City, and he asked former United players Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt to help him. Although it was truly a more important match for Norwich, who is on the cusp of regulation, it was overshadowed by Giggs’ managerial debut. Unfortunately for Norwich, Giggs was very successful in his first match.
Even though United had been playing terribly since Moyes took over nine months ago, failing to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1995, Norwich was still considered the underdogs of the match. So, it came as no surprise when the match ended in a 4-0 victory in favor of United. This was obviously great for United; it is currently 20 points behind Liverpool FC‘s first place, but it is still hoping to end the season on a high note. Hopefully Giggs will be the man to help it do so.
If Giggs’ first match is any indication of how the rest of the matches will go, then obviously the club is in good hands. The result of the match was better than it has hoped for, and this wasn’t only because it played Norwich. United maintained the majority of the position, and it had many shots on goals. Wayne Rooney‘s first goal may have been a gift from Norwich after converting a penalty kick, but his second was of his own doing. Then soon after Giggs subbed Juan Mata into the match, he scored his first goal. Not a bad choice for the new manager.
I am excited to see how the rest of the season goes for Giggs; I think he’d be a great permanent manager — if he’s ready to give up playing.