Ryan Giggs has told Manchester United that he will need the weekend to decide whether or not to accept the role as Louis van Gaal's assistant, reports the Daily Star.

Manchester United's caretaker manager flew to Holland this week to hold not-so-secret talks with Van Gaal over his future at Old Trafford. According to reports, the Dutchman offered him the chance to become the assistant manager, but Giggs is still unsure.

Giggs is still deciding whether or not he is ready to hang up his boots and take on a purely backroom role. He also wants to consider leaving Manchester United to manage another club.

West Brom are reportedly keeping a close eye on Giggs's situation after they parted company with Pepe Mel.

The 40-year-old has told Old Trafford officials that he will need the weekend to mull over his future before informing the club on Monday of what direction he wants to take.

It is also reported that the uncertainty surrounding Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville is adding to Giggs's indecision. Giggs wants the trio to remain at the club with him but it is understood, while Scholes and Butt will be offered roles, Neville will be released.

This is the latest in a long line of setbacks for Manchester United officials, who had to delay the announcement of Van Gaal until next week. The Holland coach is trying his best to fend off questions about Manchester United in his press conferences as he prepares to take the nationals team to the World Cup.

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