Ryan Giggs
Giggs has made his first move into coaching.

Manchester United manager David Moyes has installed Phil Neville and Ryan Giggs as coaches with immediate effect at Old Trafford.

Giggs, 39, is United's longest serving player having made 941 appearances across 23 seasons while claiming every major honour available.

Neville spent 10 years at United before joining Everton in 2005. He announced his retirement from football at the end of the season and joined the England Under-21 coaching staff for the European Championship in Israel.

The pair becomes the latest additions to Moyes' backroom team, joining assistant manager Steve Round, goalkeeping coach Chris Woods and coach Jimmy Lumsden.

The current United winger Giggs is currently taking his UEFA Pro licence but the move is the first significant indication that the Welshman sees his future in coaching.

"It's a great privilege to be appointed a player/coach," he said.

"I hope I will be able to bring my experience to bear, having been both a player and part of the Manchester United family for so long.

"It's no secret that I have been taking my qualifications and I see this as the first step in my future career. I'm really looking forward to working alongside David and the team."

Moyes added: "I'm delighted that Ryan has accepted the chance to become player/coach.

"His success and ability to adapt his game over a number of years gives him an unrivalled perspective on the modern game.

"His career is an example to any aspiring young player and I'm sure that both he and the players will benefit from his new role."

Meanwhile, Neville worked unofficially under Moyes during the pair's final days at Goodison Park last season, time together which has worked as a precursor to the 36 year old's return to the Premier League champions.

"When I retired from football, I knew that I wanted to continue in the game; it's something that I have been preparing for over the last few years," he said.

"So when David called to give me this opportunity, I couldn't resist. I gave my all when I played for Everton but it is no secret that this club is in my heart.

"I've really enjoyed working with David and his staff as a player and I think that, together with Ryan, we can make a real contribution to Manchester United."

Moyes added: "I have known and worked with Philip for eight years and, in that time, I have come to know his dedication, ability to lead and appetite for hard work.

"In addition, of course, he understands the club very well and I think his addition to the coaching staff will be a valuable one."

The 51 year old Moyes officially begun his six-year tenure at United on Monday and will address the media for the first time since being appointed on Friday.