Giggs says he may pursue his career away from Manchester United

Ryan Giggs

Welshman admits he may be heading out the at Manchester United, and says he may consider coaching elsewhere

Manchester United interim boss Ryan Giggs says he may have to leave Old Trafford if he does not fit in with the new manager’s plans.

Giggs has been put in charge of United until the end of the season, but his future as both a player and manager remains in doubt as he waits for the club to make an announcement.

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is the hot favourite to take the managerial vacancy, but it is unclear if the Dutchman would desire Giggs’ involvement as a squad member or as backroom staff.

The Welshman, who has appeared over 1,000 times for club and country, says he would not consider playing for another club but may have to look elsewhere to secure a coaching role.

"You can never say yes or no,” Giggs said when asked if he would leave United to manage another club.

"I'm still a young man in relative terms in management. It's my decision and whoever comes in, if they want me.”

Giggs took charge of his second game as United manager on Saturday as the Reds lost 1-0 at home to Sunderland.

Despite the result, Giggs remains the fans' favourite to take the job at Old Trafford along with other members of the ‘class of 92’ coaching staff Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes.

The 40-year-old will be contemplating whether to select himself for what could be his final home game as a player against Hull City on Tuesday, and says he may use himself as a substitute.

"It might dawn on me on Monday or Tuesday," he added. "Then I might have to put myself on the bench."

"The perfect scenario would be me coming on and scoring but football doesn't work like that," he added.

Reports suggest that Louis van Gaal may be confirmed as United’s new manager as early as Wednesday, but for Giggs he may have to face up to life away from Old Trafford for the first time in 26-years.

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