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I've just said to them 'I trust you and I know what you’re capable of and go out there and show it on Saturday and give the fans something to shout about. Entertain them, score goals, make tackles, play with speed, play with tempo.' And that’s what they've done in training and they’ll take that out into the game on Saturday.
That quote, given as part of Giggs' first interview for MUTV (h/t ManUtd.com), is a further example of the difference in tone.
It is assumed that United will perform. It is taken for granted that United will meet their own best expectations of themselves. They are the words of a man accustomed to success.
None of this is to say he should be given the long-term position. Of course, that would be a huge risk, and no-one really knows what kind of manager Giggs would turn out to be.
However, these reasons and more are why the end of a season that looked like it was going to peter out to nothing will instead be a period that United fans will hold dear for many years to come.
Having Giggs in charge is, for the moment, a joy. It should be treasured as such.