Diego Forlan feels Manchester United cannot afford to take a risk on appointing Ryan Giggs as Louis van Gaal‘s successor and need to turn their attention to Jose Mourinho.
It’s been well documented over the last few months that Mourinho is considered a front runner by the press to replace van Gaal but ever since the Dutchman took over, he’s been very public in saying Giggs was the person he was moulding to become Man United’s manager after he left.
Fans are concerned that Giggs, with his almost complete lack of experience, is not the right man for United and speaking to 888sport, Forlan reciprocated those same fears.
“I think with what they have gone through in the past two years United would be better to have a coach with Mourinho’s experience,” he said.
Herein lies the problem. On the one hand, we’ve got Giggs with his distinct lack of experience who knows what it means to be a United player but knows little of what it takes to lead the club as a manager.
On the other hand, we’ve got Giggs with his wealth of experience who knows exactly what it takes to win trophies in multiple countries but has shown over his career to date that his philosophies differ to the traditions of what United as a club is built on.
These polar opposites have left United in limbo but, personally, I am firmly in agreement with Forlan that United can ill afford to take a risk on Giggs after the last three years. United are just not in a position to let that happen because if we get this next appointment wrong, we risk slipping into obscurity in a Premier League which is only getting more competitive.