Despite those calling for his permanent appointment, it will still come as a huge surprise if Ryan Giggs is named as the next manager of Manchester United.
He may have the legendary status, but the experience in the hottest of hot seats is lacking, leaving Louis van Gaal as the understandable favourite to ultimately take over.
But if Tuesday evening’s match against Hull City was Giggs’ last game in charge of the side – at least for now – one decision above all others could have helped change the future for both the club and one very talented young man in particular.
James Wilson is the talk of the town following his brace on his senior debut, but could Giggs’ decision to give the 18-year-old his first start prove to be a nudge the next manager simply cannot ignore?
By showing the world what those inside Old Trafford already knew, Giggs may have left a managerial legacy despite only being in charge for a total of 360 minutes of football.
He suggested as such in his speech at the full-time whistle, when he spoke of United being a club that gives youth a chance, that what the fans had seen on Tuesday evening was a glimpse of the future.
Whether the new boss proves to be van Gaal or someone else entirely, in time they would have realised just how good Wilson is.
But now they go into the club having seen him take his debut in his stride, and finish not once but twice with the confidence of a man 10 years his senior.