Ryan Giggs may or may not get the Manchester United job permanently sooner or later, but at least we can be assured of one fact: he will be wearing a suit, since he is on television, rather than a tracksuit.
United were not embarrassed elsewhere either, as despite a questionable team selection, Giggs' men romped to an easy 4-0 win over a Norwich side that look utterly doomed for relegation. Little resistance was offered, and Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata both helped themselves to a brace.
Norwich nonetheless gave United a scare early on when they had the ball in the net from their first attack, Jonny Howson firing home from close range but the goal being disallowed for a foul on Phil Jones by Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
United were not looking too much different from the David Moyes reign, although Danny Welbeck tested John Ruddy with a fierce effort from a tight angle. Yet shortly afterwards, again through Welbeck, United got the break they were looking for when Steven Whittaker hauled him down in the area for a clear penalty just before half-time. Rooney stepped up and sent Ruddy the wrong way.
United were much-improved after the break, however, or at least Norwich were much worse. Rooney didn't take too long to double his and United's tally by curling home a fine effort past Ruddy from 25 yards after being given the freedom of the Norwich half.
Juan Mata had been a controversial absence from the starting lineup, but his introduction was to greatly aid United's attacking prowess. Rooney almost completed his hat-trick with another curling effort, but after Ruddy saved the ball remained in play and Phil Jones' cross was turned in from close range by Mata to make it 3-0.
Just afterwards, Mata also got a brace, when Antonio Valencia got onto a cross at the far post and fired it back across goal, with the former Chelsea playmaker nodding over the line from point-blank range.
Javier Hernandez came on afterwards and had a glorious chance to make it five in the last minute after breaking completely free, but he skewed his shot wide.
So, all in all, a good performance, but one against a side so hopeless that it's difficult to learn much. The absence of Adnan Januzaj will be a minor worry, even if United didn't need him today, while Mata gave a strong suggestion that he should be starting. With Ferguson supposedly backing him for the job permanently, the audition is well and truly underway...