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Manchester United’s key man set to leave Old Trafford

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Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Manchester United was supposed to have reignited the club.

The charismatic Portuguese boss will undoubtedly be a strong pull for many players this summer, but United could lose a key figure because of the new changes.

Ryan Giggs has been at Old Trafford for 29 years, but his time with the Red Devils now looks to be over.

The Sun report that Mourinho has not entirely given up on convincing Giggs to stay, but that the 42-year-old has already made up his mind.

Giggs was offered a coaching role under Mourinho, but not as assistant manager, which was his previous role under both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.

Rui Faria will now be assistant, which means a rather embarrassing demotion for Giggs.

Mourinho would have done well to keep him because of his knowledge of the club and respect from the players, but he will now be forced to start his tenure with an entirely new regime.


The Welshman has ambitions of becoming a manager, ones that he may not fulfil if he remains in Manchester.

He was linked with taking over from van Gaal, but it is believed his lack of experience has counted against him.

However hard he has tried to be a one-club man, moving on may be for the best if he is to one day return to Old Trafford in the hot seat.

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