Giggs, United agree exit settlement

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  • Post published:July 1, 2016

Manchester United and club legend Ryan Giggs have agreed terms that will see the Welshman leave Old Trafford after 29 years. 

BBC reports that the club will make the announcement official in the upcoming days.

The 42-year-old joined the Manchester United academy on his 14th birthday before turning pro in November 1990. He made his debut in the senior side before going on to star for Sir Alex Ferguson.

Giggs hung up his boots at the end of the 2013-14 season with 13 league titles, two European Cups, four FA Cups and four League Cups to his name and immediately became a player-coach under David Moyes. He was in charge for four matches following Moyes’ sacking.

Louis van Gaal appointed Giggs as his assistant in 2014 but Van Gaal’s successor is expected to have right-hand man Rui Faria at his side this season which left Giggs with two choices: leave the club or take a demotion.

Giggs still has one year left on his contract but reports suggest the player and club have struck a deal for his exit.

He played a record 963 times for the Red Devils but has now decided to move on.