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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.

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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."

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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.

Documentary looks at the highs and lows of Giggs's career

Former Wales footballer Ryan Giggs reveals tonight how he broke down in tears after his final game as caretaker manager at Manchester United last season.

In an access-all-areas documentary to be screened on ITV tonight, Giggs discusses the highs and lows of his first managerial role and reflects on his playing career and recent retirement. Sarah Hibbard reports.

You can see 'Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager' tonight at 9pm on ITV Cymru Wales.

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Manchester United confirm Giggs as interim manager

Manchester United have confirmed that Ryan Giggs will act as interim manager until a permanent manager is appointed.

The club's official website also said that they will make "no further comment on this process until it is concluded".

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