United 4 - 0 Norwich
Jones Rio Vidic Evra
Valencia Carrick Cleverley(Chicharito) Kagawa(Young)
So, life under Ryan Giggs as interim manager started out fine. The first half performance was drab but we saw some proper attacking football during the second half. Whatever Giggsy told his players at half time seems to have worked wonders. It's been a while since I've seen United look like they're going to score every time they are in the opposition's half. The second half was like that, United attacked with swagger and pace and that was enjoyable, very enjoyable. I was a tad surprised to see Mata starting on the bench but the guy simply got on with it and showed his new manager what a player he is by scoring two (easy) goals when he got on the field. You simply cannot hate Juan Mata, his post-match interview showed the class of the guy. Perfect fit for Manchester United. Roo was also very good and was unlucky not to score a hat-trick.
I'm not sure whether we destructed Norwich because we were very good or because Norwich were simply abysmal so, in spite of the seemingly excellent second half performance, we should not get carried away and think that Giggsy is the part to be our new manager. Granted, Norwich are fighting for their lives at the end of the PL table so they must've put some extra effort today but this season I've learned to just sit back, relax and not overestimate my team's powers. Perhaps our next game vs Sunderland will be a better indicator of how good Giggsy is as a manager. The Black Cats are currently on a roll and they've achieved a couple of great results at The Etihad and Stamford Bridge.
Irrespective of Giggsy's credentials as a manager, his emergence from the tunnel and him, fully suited, directing our players from the touchline was simply a beautiful sight. And what about the shot of Giggs, Butt, Scholes and Neville sitting in the coaches' seats in the dugout? It just puts a smile to your face. What I saw yesterday at Old Trafford provided for some respite after a pretty turbulent season. Nothing like seeing true United fans directing our players towards the finishing line. Whatever happens in the summer, I just hope that this quartet of United's own hold some coaching position with the first team. If there's someone who could pump up our current players, then it's definitely a former United player who have been there and done it in the red of United.....and what's better than to have four of them? Come on United!