There are several questions which we have relating to Manchester United, which may forever remain unanswered.
Firstly, why did Ryan Giggs bother retiring? Why couldn’t he have just become a coach with the option to play again if necessary? This would have kept us hopeful of seeing the living legend play the odd cameo at some point in future. And, given the form and injuries of the team at times this season, many a fan would have been more than happy to chuck him in at the deep end.
Secondly, why did Manchester United let Rio Ferdinand? Yes, his wages were high and he probably wanted assurances of first team football. But, in such a transitional period for the club, you would have thought that players like him would have been priceless at times. Surely a mutually agreeable contract could have been negotiated for player who clearly loves the club.
Few would argue that Rio has been one of the greatest defenders that The Premier League has seen (we think that he is best bar none) and he was never given a proper send off by the club.
But Rio fans will be pleased to hear that, according to reports, Manchester United are planning to bring the lad back in a coaching capacity. The People reckons:
Manchester United want Rio Ferdinand back at Old Trafford to help spearhead an Ajax-style coaching revolution, writes Steve Baters in the Sunday People.
Plans are underway for a major shake-up of United’s Acadamy set-up with boss Louis van Gaal at the centre of an initiative to go Dutch with the club’s approach to youth development.
If he had still been at Manchester United he would surely have played up to 20 games this season. His composure could have been key for United. While the prospect of him playing for United again is now dead, he would undoubtedly be a brilliant addition to the coaching staff in the search and mentoring of the next Rio.
Let’s remind ourselves of the brilliance of The Rolls Royce.