Ryan Giggs retires from football
Manchester United's legendary midfielder Ryan Giggs has hung up his boots.
Fresh from being appointed as incoming United boss Louis van Gaal's No. 2, the Welshman announced his decision to call time on his glittering playing career via an open letter on the club's official website.
Giggs, who acted as interim manager for four games last season following the sacking of David Moyes in April, expressed his delight at having the opportunity to work with the experienced Dutchman while showing his gratitude to the club's staff, his teammates and the fans.
Since bursting onto the English Premier League scene as an 17-year-old left winger, the 40-year-old has adapted his game over the years to become United's record appearance maker.
In 963 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit, Giggs scored 168 goals and won 34 trophies to become the most decorated footballer in the history of English football.
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Sources: Manchester United official website, BBC