Manchester United’s torrid season at Old Trafford came to an end last night with a 3-1 win against FA Cup finalists Hull City that gave hope for the future. Tom Lawrence started the game, as did James Wilson - the latter of whom had a dream debut.
Wilson bagged a brace in his first appearance in front of the United faithful, and Ryan Giggs decision to throw him in at the deep end harked back to the Sir Alex Ferguson of old - who did much of the same with Giggs and co before Wilson was even born.
But talking of the future, what of the managerial position at the club.
David Moyes has been sacked and the club need a new leader to take them through their most important campaign of the modern era.
Giggs is of course one potential option. A popular decision with the purists who want to see an internal appointment, someone who knows the club inside out and worked with Fergie for many moons.
The bookies favourite however remains Louis Van Gaal.
The Dutchman, currently the manager of the national team, would not be a long term appointment. He is not one for sticking around at jobs and would likely jump ship at the first time of trouble or if he saturated success.
But his skills and ability are unquestionable - so he is certainly not an unpopular option.
Indeed it is well believed one United player in particular would like to see him in the hotseat. Robin Van Persie gets on very well with his national team coach - the pairs wives even go shopping together.
But yesterday, after scoring the third and final goal against Steve Bruce’s men, he spoke of Ryan Giggs in glowing terms - not just as a player, but as a manager as well:
“I witnessed two team meetings as I came in a bit late. The one from the last game against Sunderland, and today’s game, were incredible. They were Sir Alex-esque. He’s been brilliant and I think he came on without even warming up tonight! Am I correct? He came on without a warm-up, put in some fantastic passes and almost scored. He’s a legend and I think he shows that every day.”
Maybe the number one LVG fan is not averse to Giggs taking the helm either.