MANCHESTER, England — Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata scored twice to ensure Ryan Giggs’ spell as interim Manchester United manager began with a comfortable 4-0 victory against a mediocre Norwich side in the Premier League on Saturday.
It was an upbeat end to a turbulent week at Old Trafford that saw David Moyes dismissed just 10 months after succeeding Alex Ferguson, paying the price for taking the club from champions to seventh place.
However uplifting this rout was for disgruntled fans, it came against a relegation-threatened team with the worst away record in the league. And United did also score four goals in winning two of Moyes’ last three domestic games.
Although there could be a clamor for Giggs to stay in charge after these remaining four matches of the season, United plans to appoint a more experienced, proven trophy winner.