The day many thought would never come is upon us. After weeks of false starts and jumped-guns, Ryan Giggs has today agreed a settlement to bring his 29-year association with Manchester United to an end.
The BBC are reporting that Giggs, who served as assistant manager under Louis van Gaal, will have the final year of his contract paid up after he refused to accept a reduced coaching role under Jose Mourinho.
United are now expected to release an official statement in the next few days.
— North West Tonight (@BBCNWT) July 1, 2016
Giggs first entered the (senior) fray at Old Trafford as a gangly 17-year-old whippet back in 1991. He leaves a slightly more bristly, curiously eyebrow-less 40-year-old whippet.
Here’s how his three decades, 963 games and 35 major honours with United look as charted using Merlin Premier League stickers.