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Breaking: Reports coming in that Ryan Giggs leaves Man Utd after 29 years

Ryan Giggs leaves Man Utd after 29 years Credit: ITV Granada

According to reports Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has agreed a settlement with the club after 29 years.

Giggs, 42, had a year left on his contract as assistant manager but new boss Jose Mourinho is expected to give Rui Faria that role.

Unable to reach an agreement over another possible position at the club, it is believed Giggs, who made a record 963 appearances for United, has decided to move on.

Ryan Giggs joined the Manchester United academy on his 14th birthday in 1988 and turned professional aged just 17.

The Wales-born winger won a record 13 league titles, two European Cups, four FA Cups and four League Cups to become the most decorated British player of all time.

Giggs gives career advice

Ryan Giggs received his Honorary Doctor of Science for Outstanding Contribution to Sport Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Ryan Giggs told students at the University of Bolton that it was "hard work" that got him through his 20 years playing for Manchester United. The comments came as the Welsh international received an honorary doctorate from the University. He told fellow graduands:

"...if I was going to give you one bit of advice, it would be - whatever field, whatever occupation you go into - that that is the main thing; work hard. And of course, try to enjoy it."

Ryan Giggs given honorary doctorate

Ryan Giggs receives his Honorary Doctor of Science for Outstanding Contribution to Sport Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Former Wales and Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has received an Honorary Doctor of Science for Outstanding Contribution to Sport from the University of Bolton.

Giggs retired at the end of last season to become part of the new management team at Old Trafford Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
The accolade joins Giggs' other sporting awards Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire


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Giggs gets letters after his name!

Giggs will be part of Old Trafford managment next season Credit: PA

Ryan Giggs has won plenty of accolades in the world of football.

Today he's getting an award from academia.

Giggs retired at the end of last season to become part of the new management team at Old Trafford.

Today he'll receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton for his contribution to sport.

Speculation over Giggs' role at Manchester United

Ryan Giggs (right) with manager David Moyes during a training session. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

There's speculation about Ryan Giggs' role at Manchester United with manager David Moyes reportedly set to leave the club.

If Moyes' 10-month reign is brought to an end on Tuesday, there will be no shortage of takers for the position.

Jurgen Klopp, Laurent Blanc and Louis van Gaal have the credentials to succeed.

But perhaps a more popular choice would be to install the former Wales star Ryan Giggs, who is part of Moyes' backroom staff having started taking his coaching badges earlier this season.

There is a perception among United fans that Giggs, perhaps along with Paul Scholes or Nicky Butt, could restore some pride and passion to the United dressing room.

United have insisted that Moyes is still their manager, but have refused to deny widespread reports the Scot is to be dismissed.

Laudrup delighted with 'impressive' win over Man Utd

Michael Laudrup's side claimed their first ever win at Old Trafford Credit: PA

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup said his side's win against Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford was "impressive", but admitted they "had a bit of luck" in securing a 90th minute winner against the Premier League champions.

"It's one of the great stadiums, not only here but in world football, so to win here is impressive, especially after being without the win for some games," he told BT Sport.

"We had a bit of luck in the sense that we scored a very late winner. When you play teams like Man United, Man City, Chelsea... you have to perform very well. You know they will create four or five good chances. I didn't see those four or five chances from Man Utd.

"I always sat out there with a feeling that we had a possibility.

'I don't fancy replays with the fixtures we have, so it was great to see that finishing.

"When they got the man (Fabio Da Silva) sent off, we played with two strikers to see if we could get the winner in the last 8-10 minutes and we did."

Swansea City knock Man Utd out of FA Cup with 2-1 win

Swansea City's Wayne Routledge (left) scored the opening goal Credit: PA

A late header from Wilfried Bony gave Swansea City their first ever win at Old Trafford, knocking Manchester United out of the FA Cup in the process.

Wayne Routledge put the visitors ahead in the 12th minute, before Javier Hernandez equalised just four minutes later.

Bony's winner in the 90th minute means Swansea will play either Birmingham, Bristol Rovers of Crawley in the fourth round.

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