Manchester United: Jose Mourinho 'Parts Company' With Club Icon Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs, right, has reportedly left Manchester United.
Former Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal with Ryan Giggs, right, at Wembley Stadium, London, May 21. Giggs will reportedly leave Old Trafford after a 29-year association with the club. Paul Gilham/Getty

Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs has reportedly parted company with the club, bringing to an end a 29-year spell at Old Trafford.

Giggs, who served as a player during United's golden era in the 1990s and early 2000s under Sir Alex Ferguson, and then as assistant manager under David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal, is expected to be replaced by Rui Faria, Jose Mourinho's long-time assistant.

The BBC reported that Giggs, 42, was left disappointed when United selected Mourinho to replace Van Gaal at the end of last season, and has agreed a settlement with the club.

The holder of a UEFA Pro Licence, Giggs, who appeared as a pundit on the BBC during the Portugal and Poland Euro 2016 game on Thursday evening, may now decide to move into management at another club, preferably in the English Premier League.

United has yet to release an official statement confirming Giggs' departure.