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Manchester United's Premier League season is (finally) over, and there's only the FA Cup standing between the entire world and finding out whether Louis van Gaal is getting the boot this summer. Jose Mourinho insists he doesn't know. Van Gaal says he's staying, but... well, he would. Ed Woodward is busy trying to figure out how fax machines work, so we're not getting an answer out of him any time soon.
The Red Devils are among the elite of world football, and while they may still be going through a period of transition at the moment, that name just has a certain appeal to it. ...Or does it? The decisions of numerous transfer targets since the turn of the century seem to suggest otherwise.
Louis van Gaal, the current manager of Manchester United, is a confusing figure. Frequently disarming and able to display a self-deprecating humour, he's occasionally also abrasive and blinkered. Sometimes, he's just downright weird, a facet of his personality that came to the fore after the most recent act of thuggery from one of his least admirable players, a certain Monsieur Fellaini.
All the very best to the Foxes - we'll look forward to raising a celebratory glass to you, when you can finally call yourselves Champions.
There'll be fanfare when The Decision is eventually made, but Zlatan's no peak-era LeBron. Who cares about where Zlatan moves? Perhaps not even the man himself. The journey, and the attention, may be more important than the destination.
The FA Cup is a stranger beast than normal this year - in most cases, a semi-final line up where only one of the five is counted among the traditional big boys, and a quarter-final where both Arsenal and Chelsea were comprehensively beaten, would make for a major shock that would be talked about for days.
It makes sense to reduce the Prem down to 18, or even 16 teams. It would mean the TV and prize money can be shared between fewer candidates and therefore mean more dosh in the pockets - if that doesn't swing the chief executives I don't know what will.
It's not only the goals that have become a worry - Ronaldo just doesn't seem to be offering much when he's not scoring either. A player who thrived at dribbling at the opponent and cutting through defense after defense, Ronaldo's dribbling has also seemed to deteriorate while he's not creating much chances either for his teammates.
In the modern world we live in everything always seems like it has to be the best or the worst something that has ever happened. How the majority of people are currently perceiving Manchester United now appears to be a product of exactly that. But it's not that bad and it will get much better given time. Let the cake finish baking. Then we'll enjoy it together.
With plans possibly afoot to kill off FA Cup replays and play games midweek in order to increase English chances in Europe and in international tournaments, we should enjoy the cup in its current form. Although looking ahead, I'm not seeing too many possible shocks.
From the outside looking in, the next 12 months are going to be a fascinating, revealing insight into the mindsets of the decision-makers at Old Trafford. But short of building a time machine in order to go back and nudge Pep Guardiola to the other side of Manchester, there's no solution that'll keep everyone happy.
Sometimes players who spent their careers at the top aren't necessarily cut out for a life at the top in management. At present Giggs' future foray into management could easily go either way - we just don't know. But what is certain is that it's a mistake to automatically assume that he'll be a success.