Ryan Giggs set to leave United .

Ryan Giggs likely to leave Manchester United

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Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs looks set to depart Old Trafford this summer if, as expected, Jose Mourinho arrives. 

This been reported by The Sun, who claim that the Welshman could finally depart the club after 29 years of service as he seeks his next challenge in the game. 

Giggs, 42, holds a legendary status at the Theatre of Dreams, but there's every chance that he will leave alongside Van Gaal. 


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The former United star was also David Moyes' assistant at the club and was in charge on a temporary basis for four games at the end of the end of the 2013/14 campaign following the Scot's dismissal. 

The report claims, however, that incoming manager Mourinho will offer Giggs a coaching role ahead of the 2016/17 season. But, by all accounts, Giggs wanted to become the next manager of the Red Devils.

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Giggs wanted the top job 

Indeed, the report goes on to claim that the club's former number 11 had hoped to succeed Van Gaal when his three-year deal comes to a close next summer. 

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Ultimately, though, it appears that Van Gaal won't make it to the end of his contract. 

In all honesty, it's not exactly surprising; the Red Devils may well have won the FA Cup on Saturday - it was their first trophy in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era - but they have flattered to deceive for far too long. 

The club endured a torrid Premier League campaign, ending in fifth place in the division. For a club of United's size, missing out on a place in the Champions League is seen as a failure. 

But under Van Gaal's regime, it wasn't only poor results that proved problematic. United were often lackluster and failed to stamp their mark on proceedings. 

Mourinho incoming 

It remains to be seen as to whether Mourinho will be able to inject some much-needed life into the current crop of Manchester United players, but he certainly will be desperate to once again prove his credentials on English soil.

Jose Mourinho Sighting in London

After things turned sour at Chelsea, there's every chance that United will be a hiring a man determined to once again establish himself as one of the leading managers in world football. 

Securing the services of Mourinho represents a risk for Ed Woodward and co., but it's one that the United hierarchy must take in the pursuit of redemption. 

With revered coach Pep Guardiola set to take over at rivals Manchester City, United can't afford to be left even further behind. 

Manchester United fans: is it time for Giggs to move on? Have your say below! 

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