English Premiership

Giggs on brink of leaving United - report

2016-06-02 11:09
Ryan Giggs (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ryan Giggs may end his 29-year association with Manchester United, according to widespread reports.

The 42-year-old has been with the club since the tender age of 14 and has served as number two to Louis Van Gaal and his predecessor, David Moyes for the past two years.

According to the Telegraph, Giggs will meet newly appointed United manager Jose Mourinho before the end of the week to decide his fate in the club.

It’s believed that Giggs will want to be a part of the first-team; however with Mourinho as chief, the Portuguese manager will most likely have his faithful long-standing assistants Rui Faria and Silvino Louro to join his tenure.

There have also been reports that the two-time Champions League winner was offered a new job to be within the club's academy, which is managed by a close friend and former team-mate Nicky Butt.

Although it's uncertain whether Giggs will stay or go, United will take into account his work alongside controversial managers Moyes and Van Gaal.

Giggs interim managed the side in 2014 for four games, winning two and losing and drawing one. The former Welsh player retired in 2014 and is the club’s most decorated player with 983 appearances.

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