Friday 23 March 2018

'We've sold our soul for Mourinho' - Man United fans react to Ryan Giggs' Old Trafford exit

Jose Mourinho and Ryan Giggs
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Manchester United have confirmed Ryan Giggs' 29-year-long association with the club has been brought to an end.

The 42-year-old, who spent two years working as Louis van Gaal’s assistant manager, will not be part of Jose Mourinho’s backroom team for the 2016/17 season.

Giggs had considered staying on at Old Trafford under Mourinho, who replaced Van Gaal as the club's manager in May.

The Portuguese coach, however, wished to appoint his long-standing deputy Rui Faria as United's new assistant.

Giggs has ultimately decided against remaining at the club in a lesser role and will try his hand at management elsewhere.

There has been a mixed reaction to the announcement on Twitter:

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