Manchester United fans were sad to see club legend Ryan Giggs end his 29-year association with the club on Saturday afternoon.
Giggs had one year remaining on his contract as assistant manager but Jose Mourinho intends to fill the role with Rui Faria, leaving the Welshman to depart ways with the club so he can pursue his desire to be a manager.
The club failed to reach an agreement over another role for him at Old Trafford and he has decided to move on at a different side after rejecting Mourinho’s demoted role.
Here’s what Man United fans had to say on his decision to leave:
— Stewart Gardner (@stewartgardner) July 2, 2016
I consider myself very fortunate to have played in the same team as Ryan Giggs and played against him on plenty of occasions. All time great
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) July 1, 2016
Absolutely heartbroken by the Ryan Giggs news.
Forever a red. ????
— Anthony (@MU_Anthony) July 2, 2016
I'll never forget being at the FA Cup semi-final replay against Arsenal in '99 and witnessing THAT goal from Giggs. Best moment in football.
— Adam Pritchard (@addypritchard) July 2, 2016
He’s a club legend and his departure represented one of the final links to the success of Sir Alex Ferguson‘s era, it’s disappointing to see him leave but it’s time for the club to move on under Mourinho.
Giggs has a Uefa Pro Licence, which a mandatory qualification for managing in the Premier League and I’m sure he’ll be looking for a good side to manage after parting from one of the biggest clubs in the world.
He won countless honours as a player, but it’s time for him to start his career as a manger and I can’t wait to see him in action on the sidelines.