This one requires some perspective.
Ryan Giggs caught the eye last night as his Wales side beat the Republic of Ireland 4-1 in his first home match in charge.
The Manchester United legend remains highly thought of at Old Trafford, having spent his entire career at Old Trafford as a player. A long and successful one at that.
He even served as caretaker manager for the end of the 2013/14 season after David Moyes had been sacked, before then working as an assistant to Louis van Gaal for the following two years.
It goes without saying that Giggs one day dreams of managing United and back before Jose Mourinho got the job, he wasn’t far behind the Portuguese tactician in the popularity charts amongst fans. There is a feeling he would play attacking football with wingers, just how United fans like, but the timing must be right.
With United struggling under Mourinho right now, winning two of their opening four fixtures this season, it’s little surprise to see some fans taking to Twitter in knee-jerk fashion to call for executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to take a look at what Giggs is doing in his first big job in management.
The game itself was a mismatch with Wales fully in control from the outset en route to a damning scoreline for Martin O’Neill’s men. Wales were confident and organised, youthful and technically assured. All of the qualities that Ireland lacked.
Troubled preparation for O’Neill makes this a difficult time for the former Celtic manager and his set up, including assistant manager and United legend Roy Keane.
Wales beat a very poor Ireland side. Make no mistake about it, but there were promising signs from Giggs’ point of view and there will be people at the club watching what he achieves over the coming years with this group of players.
Here is how fans reacted on Twitter.
Sack Mourinho and bring in Giggs, it’s that easy
— chLUHM (@calvinftbl) September 6, 2018
Ryan Giggs off to a flier but whatever Martin O’Neill said to him at FT, Giggs looked pretty bemused.. 😳 pic.twitter.com/D6ElCtaF2e
— Manish Bhasin (@_manishbhasin) September 6, 2018
Ryan Giggs will be United manager within five years
— ₡ (@colgcra) September 7, 2018
Anyone else think Ryan Giggs has got Wales playing like SAF era United? Ok just me then #WALIRL
— The Real Red Lobster (@realredlobster) September 6, 2018
Ryan Giggs impresses me more and more every time I watch his interviews. Just imagine his style of play if he was Manchester United Manager?
— Chris Kendall (@Chris__Kendall) September 6, 2018
Giggsy on it for Wales. When Mourinho goes in December, you know we gonna have to give it Giggsy til the end of the season
— You-Nigh-Ted! (@Iffy_aka_Giggs) September 6, 2018
Really hope Giggs does well with Wales and takes over Mourinho in years to come.
— Paul warwick (@Paulwarwick84) September 7, 2018
Ryan Giggs at Manchester United:
Premier League 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup 🏆🏆🏆
Champions League 🏆🏆
UEFA Super Cup 🏆
FIFA Club World Cup 🏆
PFA Team of the Year 🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅
PFA Team of the Century 🏅
PFA Players’ Player of the Year 🏅
— bet365 (@bet365) September 6, 2018