Manchester United fanzines and internet forums have been suggesting for some time that a rift has grown between David Moyes and Ryan Giggs.
There were rumours recently that Giggs had stopped attending coaching meetings as it was “pointless” because Moyes “never listens”. Sir Alex Ferguson’s replacement has reportedly spent hours on the training ground working on defensive drills, much to the frustration of Giggs.
With rumours rife, stories appeared in the press that Giggs was “furious” about the bust up claims, and, without any direct quotes from the player, the fall out was apparently “utter rubbish”.
Moyes then picked Giggs for the Olympiacos game, where he put in a man of the match performance, and today appeared at the press conference alongside Moyes.
“The relationship is good,” Giggs said. “Of course as a player you want to play all the time. I know over the last five or six years you are not going to play every game. The last game was probably my first for seven weeks but you are not sulking. There is no problem with the manager. I don’t know where that came from.”
However, another United website today claimed that Giggs reportedly won’t be offered a new deal at the end of the season and Moyes is so threatened by Giggs’ influence that he doesn’t even want him on the coaching staff next season.
With Moyes’ own future at the club also in question, United fans are left wondering which one of them will still be at Old Trafford in August, with it appearing as though the pair can no longer work together.