Ryan Giggs is reportedly set to end his 28-year association with Manchester United. The 42-year-old Welshman served as the club's assistant manager under Louis van Gaal for the last two seasons, but has been offered a lesser role under Jose Mourinho.

The new United boss Mourinho has not made any attempt to make contact with the Welshman, who still has a year left on his contract at the club. And under his proposed new role, Giggs would not have any involvement with the first-team.

Following Van Gaal's departure in May, Giggs told the club he would like to continue his managerial apprenticeship under Mourinho, according to The Times. However, Mourinho does not reportedly want any potential rival around as he begins his tenure at Old Trafford.

The United manager instead prefers to bring his own staff, including his long-time assistant, Rui Faria. Meanwhile, Giggs has been open about his long-term ambition of managing United and could emerge as a potential threat to Mourinho's authority.

Giggs is set to be publicly asked about his United future tomorrow (30 June), when he served as a pundit on ITV for the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. Thus far, the United legend has remained quiet about Van Gaal's sacking and Mourinho's appointment.

In recent weeks, Giggs has been linked with a host of managerial jobs, including those at Bolton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest. While neither of those rumours came to fruition, the former United skipper could leave Old Trafford in a bid to enhance his coaching reputation.