Ryan Giggs has been told by fellow Welshman Chris Coleman that he maybe should have left Manchester United this summer, rather than becoming Louis van Gaal’s No.2 at the club.

The Red Devils legend hung up his boots at the end of last term in order to pursue a career in management, and was placed in charge of United for the remaining games left after David Moyes' sacking. However speculation then ran wild suggesting that Giggs might leave Old Trafford rather than stick around under the tutelage of Van Gaal, with some sources claiming that the Dutchman might not even want him to stay.

Since then Giggs has been appointed as the assistant-manager under United’s new boss, and is set to embark upon his first full season post-playing career. As far as compatriot Coleman is concerned though, the mercurial ex-winger has made the wrong choice.

According to Express the former Wales manager said: "It's always tough to make that jump from playing to management - but especially when you're at the same club and a club that has to win trophies.

"Would Ryan be better coming out of United? Probably. He could have got a really good job somewhere - even in the Premier League - on his name alone."

Despite Coleman’s comments, many feel that serving under Van Gaal for a spell may be of great benefit to Giggs’ managerial career. The 62-year-old is as experienced as they come, and his vast knowledge of the game will give his understudy plenty to learn from.

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