An emotional week for Manchester United fans has come to and end, and as the dust has started to settle following the sacking of David Moyes, it is time to look to the future.
The immediate future will see Ryan Giggs taking control of the first team for the remaining four matches of the season, starting with Norwich City’s visit to Old Trafford tomorrow evening.
But with this being Giggs’ first managerial role, he is not expected to be in the Old Trafford hotseat for the long-term.
The bookies have been busy compiling their list of favourites to replace the unfortunate ‘Chosen One’ following his brutal sacking on Tuesday morning.
And the odds-on favourite to take control is current Netherlands first-team coach Louis van Gaal.
van Gaal is set to step down from his position after the summer’s World Cup in Brazil, and has made no secret of his desire to manage in the Premier League.
The 62-year-old is regarded as one of the best coaches in the game, having enjoyed success with Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich – giants in the game.
Whether he can replicate that sort of success with Manchester United will depend an awful lot on which players he can bring in during the summer.
With that in mind, we have come up with five transfer targets who would relish the chance to follow van Gaal to Old Trafford.