Dwight Yorke has urged Manchester United to stick with Louis van Gaal and replace him with Ryan Giggs when he eventually leaves.
Man United are currently sat fifth in the Premier League, four points behind Manchester City with six games remaining this term, and van Gaal’s future is under speculation after a disappointing season at Old Trafford which has led to Jose Mourinho being widely linked with the job.
Despite his failures, Yorke believes van Gaal should be allowed to fulfil his contract next year. Asked if United needed fresh management, Yorke told Omnisport: “No, I think we have a very experienced manager in our current position.
“We know he has one more year on his contract. We have to wait and see where that is going to go.
“If the manager were to leave the football club at the end of his contract, then my appointment would be Ryan Giggs, for sure. He is somebody who is really knowledgeable about the football club and would gain the respect.
“He’s also had three years as an assistant now. I feel the time is right, as soon as Van Gaal’s contract finishes.
“At the moment, the team is not where we want to be but at the same time, we are in a relatively decent position to try and make something of the end of the season.”
The list of trophies Giggs has achieved in his career is phenomenal but his experience as a manager is almost non-existent, having been in charge of a few interim matches after David Moyes was sacked. To give him the role at Old Trafford with such little experience would be throwing him into the deep end. The club haven’t been able to follow in Sir Alex Ferguson‘s footsteps with Moyes or van Gaal, so is giving the job to Giggs now a risk they can take?
It’s clear the team needs help rebuilding next season and with van Gaal’s philosophy taking a turn for the worse our Champions League hopes for next year look slim. Three years ago Mourinho wouldn’t have been an option and his strategies of promoting youth are still under question but he is a proven winner and could be the one to help bring Man United back to their winning ways.