Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs
Louis van Gaal (left) and Ryan Giggs on the United benchGetty Images

Ryan Giggs is set to leave the club after Jose Mourinho takes over at Manchester United and move into a management role elsewhere or even take a sabbatical from football. The United legend was assistant manager under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, but is unlikely to be handed an influential role under Mourinho.

The Sunday People reports that United are set to announce his departure in the next few days as he does not want to stay in a reduced role at Old Trafford. The Portuguese manager is likely to bring his own staff and does not see a tangible role for Giggs in his closely-knit circle. The 40-year-old does not have any experience at the top level, having spent only a month in charge of the Red Devils after Moyes was sacked.

Giggs wanted to be considered for the full position as manager after Van Gaal's departure but was unable to compete with the credentials of Mourinho, especially with the Red Devils struggling in the last three seasons in securing a top four spot, despite winning the FA Cup after a 12-year wait. However, one person who will see Giggs leave is Paul Scholes, part of the famous Class of 92 who went on to become legends.

"I've not spoken to him for a few days but hopefully he will still be involved," Scholes told Talksport. "He's got great experience, he knows the club inside out.

"I think everybody involved with the club and the fans especially would love him to be involved in some way - whether it is assistant or just helping him [Mourinho] being around the place. He has been there for nearly 30 years now, he knows the players, he knows what type of football is expected and hopefully he can be of assistance somehow," he added.