Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has held talks with Ryan Giggs over the Welshman’s future at the club, and could be poised to offer him a one-year playing deal, with Louis van Gaal set to be offered the manager’s job in the coming days.
The Daily Mail reports that despite an increasing amount of fans throwing their weight behind the idea of Giggs being given the United hot seat on a permanent basis, the powers that be at Old Trafford remain unconvinced that appointing him would be the right decision in the current climate. As such, the 40-year-old has sought talks with Woodward concerning what will happen once Van Gaal takes over, as he is wary of being left high and dry when the Dutchman takes the reigns.
The Mail claims that United may offer Giggs a one-year extension to his playing contract, but have also let the ex-Wales skipper aware that Van Gaal will have the final say on whether or not he remains at the club. The club is believed to be ready to make every attempt possible to ensure that Giggs remains on board in some capacity, but Van Gaal could well have his own agenda with regards to the ultimate decision.
Letting the Welshman go probably wouldn’t be the wisest decision United could make, given the backlash it would generate from the fans. However if they’re going to back the new boss fully then the likes of Woodward may be best served steering clear of trying to tell him what he can and can’t do.