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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is to leave the club after 29 years of service, reports have revealed.


The 42 year old player-turned-coach has reached a settlement with the club after it was revealed that new boss Jose Mourinho would not be keeping him on as assistant manager.

The beloved Welshman had one year left on his contract, however it is believed that Mourinho plans to fill that role with Portuguese coach and long-time friend Rui Faria.

Giggs, who has shown strong desires to move into managerial roles since his retirement from playing, could not settle on another role at Old Trafford, and so now moves to pastures new.

 

 


Despite a difficult season with Van Gaal this year, the pedigree and achievements Giggs has made at United are unprecedented.

Since his debut at the tender age of 17 back in March 1991, he has won a record 13 league titles, 4 League Cups and 4 FA Cups making him the most decorated British player of all time.

He was also applauded this season for promoting young Marcus Rashford into United’s first team squad – and after watching that abysmal England v Iceland Euro 2016 game, we can all agree Rashford was the one glimmer of hope in a rather hopeless squad, so the nation can thank him for that one.

United are expected to release an official statement in the next few days.