Dwight Yorke insists Ryan Giggs is the only candidate to replace Louis van Gaal

by Tanveer Arayan

Dwight Yorke believes Manchester United must appoint Ryan Giggs as Louis van Gaal’s replacement as manager at the end of the season.

Van Gaal has come under intense scrutiny at Old Trafford following an awful set of results and he has been heavily criticised by fans and former players.

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been strongly linked with a move to replace van Gaal at Man United and is currently odds on favourite to become next manager. However, Yorke believes Giggs is the ideal man for the job.

“For Manchester United now there is no candidate out there,” Yorke said.

“You have to accept that Jose Mourinho has been a great manager but if there is a change of manager at Manchester United and van Gaal goes then it will be Ryan Giggs.

“If they don’t either this season or next season then Giggs won’t be around anymore because he has served his time. If he can’t make the step up after three years, after seeing all he has seen, then when? After ten? There is only one candidate. There is no question in my mind who should get the job.”

Van Gaal has to take his fair share of the blame for United’s struggles this season but it is strange how Giggs has mostly avoided criticism.

After all, he spends plenty of time with the players and consults with van Gaal on big decisions. Whatever United decide to do with the management, it is crucial that they get it right.

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