Ryan Giggs to drop Juan Mata in favour of Tom Cleverley

In his first Manchester United team talk, Ryan Giggs told the players ‘its time to play like Manchester United again’. The 40-year old will take charge of his first match on Saturday evening as Norwich visit Old Trafford as their hunt for Premier League survival goes on.

Giggs will not be rewarded with the managers job on a full-time basis whatever happens, but its nice to see that he seemingly wants to go back to United’s roots; Pace and power.

According to the usually reliable Mark Ogden, both of Moyes’ signings as United manager, Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini, are being considered to be dropped from the side with the likes of Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck as replacements.

If true, this probably means that Danny Welbeck will be granted his wish of playing up front as a striker, with Wayne Rooney in-behind him taking Juan Mata’s spot. Tom Cleverley still hasn’t convinced many he’s good enough for United, and reports suggest he’s on the verge of sealing a move to Everton this year as he hasn’t yet been offered a new Manchester United contract.

Not many will be too disappointed that Fellaini has been dropped, but I’d imagine they’ll be uproar if Juan Mata is left on the bench.

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  • James

    In February Giggs said Mata can become a club legend, now he is going to drop the 38 million pound man? Bullshit story, yes drop Fellaini not Mata. Giggs will not want a fan uproar and questioning of his team selection in his first game!

    • abraham washington moyo

      Well on point there mate, I dont know where these mongers get all these stupid stories

  • Simon

    What a load of crap!!!! One day in the job and you think giggs is telling journalists his team selection, seriously!!!!!!!!!

    • Obviously he’s not going to go up to a journo and give them the story personally.

  • chrisw27

    I really do like Mata but if you want pace he is not your man. There are hard choices to make and he can’t play everyone.

  • Bilbo

    Giggs has praised mata since the start and now he is the manager he is going to drop mata.Giggs isnt two faced he wouldnt say that to UNITED

  • RajeshSouthAfrica

    This journalist needs to quit his job

    • Errr, Giggs did drop Mata. He started on the bench… This story was 100% correct.