Speculation goes into overdrive as Giggs takes training with no Van Gaal
Now then, is something afoot at Man United?
Sky Sports report that training at the club's Carrington training complex ahead of Monday's game with Chelsea was taken by assistant coach Ryan Giggs, and that Louis van Gaal was conspicuous by his absence.
It is an extremely rare occurrence as Van Gaal insists on taking each and every session himself, unlike Sir Alex Ferguson who would occasionally delegate training supervision to the likes of Rene Meulensteen and Mike Phelan.
Sky Sports reporting that Ryan Giggs is taking training as Louis van Gaal hasn't turned up yet. Seems like a dead man walking to me.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) December 27, 2015
It has led to speculation that Van Gaal's future is uncertain, and that he may even either resign or be sacked before Monday night's game.
The assumption is that Giggs will take over first-team coaching duties, in much the same way he did when David Moyes was relieved of his duties.
— Bryan Curtis (@BCurtis10) December 27, 2015
Interesting that Giggs is taking the training session and Van Gaal hasn't turned up, Ryan Giggs red and white army❤️ #MUFC
— Liam Smith (@liamsmith187) December 27, 2015
Giggs will allow our attackers freedom to express themselves in training today. And that will confuse them as it's been so long.
— Stretty News (@StrettyNews) December 27, 2015
— Brian Boyle (@brianmboyle) December 26, 2015
As they say in TV land, watch this space...