Whoever the new Louis van Gaal is, I really hope they make Giggsy their number two. The Moyes toll taken on the players was visibly lifted and, well, it’s obvious why. Keeping Scholesy and Bicky Nutt involved in some capacity would again serve the new Louis van Gaal very well – whoever the board choose to charge with Louis van Gaaling us.
It’s been nice to be able to watch press conferences again. To be looking forward to the end of the season with excitement, not trepidation. To not have to defend the indefensible. To think that David Moyes can leave with a shred of dignity intact. Giggs that.
The way David Moyes’ United career played out in the mainstream media, effectively fuelled by Twitter ‘banter’ was really uncomfortable towards the end. No doubt he’ll come back to Old Trafford with another team in the future. Would be fitting to see him exact a bit of revenge.
The game itself, I thought, bristled with the expectation of the imminent new era.
Tony and Carrick most notably looked different somehow: more like themselves. Perhaps Cleverley, in a positional sense at least, aided that. Just saying something. I know nothing. Am never right. Nor do I want or profess to be. Even though this sounds like I’m doing the thing where I’m saying I am right. I’m not.
Giggsy summed it all up perfectly after the match in saying – nice to be able to quote your Louis van Gaal – only Dave has had a decent season; and that goes for everyone at the club.
We are pregnant with the future.
p.s A case for the new Louis van Gaal: