Louis van Gaal dedicated his speech at Manchester United’s ex-players dinner this week to guest of honour Ryan Giggs and hailed him as United’s next manager.
Van Gaal had nothing but high praise to say about Giggs in every single respect and if it wasn’t clear that Van Gaal was grooming Giggs to become United’s manager after he leaves, it is now.
The Dutchman reserved particular praise for Giggs’ ability to spot the mistakes in training and rectify them, something he feels doesn’t come naturally to every ex-player who moves into management.
But it was Van Gaal’s rousing end to the speech which summed up the purpose behind the speech:
“When Van Gaal is over, he is the man…Ryan Giggs!”