Van Gaal’s potential assistant ‘scrapped’; United reportedly want Giggs to remain

Manchester United are said to want members of the class of '92 to remain at Old Trafford even if Louis van Gaal takes charge.

A report in Holland claims Louis van Gaal will not be bringing Patrick Kluivert to Manchester United as his assistant, with Ryan Giggs earmarked for that role.

Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad claims United will not make the same mistakes as last summer, when former manager David Moyes dismissed the current coaching staff in favour of his own men.

As a result, it is claimed that Giggs will be retained at the club along with Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt; although what happens to Phil Neville is a little less clear as he is not mentioned in the report.

It was widely believed that Kluivert would join van Gaal at Old Trafford, but the story claims that prospect has now been “definitively scrapped”.

United fans would no doubt have hoped to see their new manager named by now. Indeed, such has been the links between van Gaal and the permanent position that it is surprising that an element of mystery surrounds United’s forthcoming campaign.

With the 62-year-old about to begin intense preparations for this summer’s World Cup, you sense an announcement needs to be made soon or not at all regarding the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss.

But one thing appears clear – the majority of the class of ’92 look set to remain at the club they served so well, regardless of who ultimately takes the reins.

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