Manchester United seemed to be on the up after a comprehensive 4-0 win over Neil Adams’s Norwich. However this was another glimpse of false hope as United’s resurgence was halted after an embarrassing 0-1 loss to the hands of Sunderland.
All the talk pre-match was of Ryan Giggs’s successor, Louis van Gaal. Numerous news outlets believe that the Holland manager will be confirmed as the new Manchester United manager as soon as next week.
Despite speculation everyone inside Old Trafford was all smiles. Ryan Giggs was manager and van Persie was nearly fully fit. This looked set to be a routine win for Manchester United.
The match was also the perfect opportunity for out of form Ashley Young and Nani. Neither of them took this opportunity to showcase their talent and look set to be heading for the exit door, during the summer.
It was an encouraging start from United however it was Sunderland who struck first through #7 Seb Larsson on the 29th minute. Manchester United 1 – Sunderland 0
The Sunderland players celebrated. They knew this victory could potentially keep them in the Barclays Premier League.
At HT, the players looked distraught and unhappy. They were losing at home to a relegation threatened team. They were also letting their legendary player turned manager Ryan Giggs down.
Unfortunately for the Old Trafford Faithful 0-1 is how it ended. The only positives from the game being RvP’s return to full match fitness.
While Gus Poyet continues to work miracles at Sunderland, the chase for Van Gaal’s confirmation only speeds up.
Today loss was a bitter pill to swallow for Manchester United fans and in particular Ryan Giggs. The flying Welsh winger was up against a relatively inexperienced manager in Gus Poyet and was tactically out foxed by the Uruguayan (a post on that is in the works!).
It showed that Giggsey is not yet ready to take on the Manchester United mantle. He needs experience and time. He already has a philosophy, of playing raw Manchester United football using flying wingers however he needs time to refine and perfect it. When he has done that only then will he be ready to take the helm of his boyhood club.
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