The popular line is that Manchester United are currently undergoing a feel good factor with Ryan Giggs in charge of the team. As such, many feel the campaign will end on a shot of adrenaline rather than the assumed genuis of Giggs as a manager.
After dispatching Norwich at Old Trafford in what was surely our best home performance of the season, Sunderland visit at prime time Saturday hoping to cement their place above the relegation zone. For United though, it is another opportunity to see what else Giggs can get out of this side beyond what they produced on his managerial debut.
A similar return to last week will suddenly increase his political capital in his bid to become the next permanent manager or at least the go to guy in the future as and when he is needed to make that step up. A poor result could however confirm doubts as regards his experience at this level. All will be clear at teatime tomorrow.
In terms of what the result could mean for us, it's seemingly academic from hereon. Many fans would rather we won all our remaining games whilst Spurs also won theirs so as to avoid the minor hell that is the Europa league. Given that all efforts will be geared towards reclaiming our trophy next year, we could do without the distraction of Thursday night football.
Anyhow, Giggsy and the boys play at Old Trafford tomorrow and another carnival atmosphere will surely manifest as the feel good factor enters Game 2. If we perform like last Saturday, the question will be asked as to why we cannot have the feel good factor for the 38 games next season.