Jose Mourinho Ryan Giggs
The United fans will not get to see Ryan Giggs and Jose Mourinho work together in the next season. Pictured: Manchester United's Ryan Giggs (R) listens to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho ahead of their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford, northern England August 26, 2013.Reuters

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has left the club after 29 years. In these 29 years, Giggs made 963 appearances, scored 168 goals and has won 34 trophies. 

United players bid adieu to the legendary Welshman, who played his last game for the club when he was 41. Giggs released an official statement on Saturday after he decided to quit Manchester United to pursue a managerial career in near future. Unfortunately, the United fans will not be able to see Jose Mourinho and Giggs work together in the next Premier League season. 

The 42-year-old was a key player during the Alex Ferguson era at the Old Trafford. He was the assistant manager and worked with David Moyes and Louis van Gaal. 

Here is what Giggs had to say after he decided to quit:

"It has not been a decision that I have made lightly. I'll take away so many special memories as well as a lifetime of experiences that will, I hope, serve me well in the future," Giggs told MUTV.

"However, the time feels right and although I have no immediate plans to step into management, it is where I want to be. After 29 seasons at Manchester United as a player and assistant manager, I know winning is in the DNA of this Club - giving youth a chance, and playing attacking and exciting football.

"It's healthy to have high expectations, it's right to expect to win. Manchester United expects, deserves, nothing less. This is why it is a huge decision for me to step away from the club that has been my life since the age of 14."

"I want to congratulate Jose Mourinho on his appointment as manager of the world's biggest club. There are only a handful of proven winners at the very highest level and Jose is unquestionably one of them. I know the fans will welcome him."

Here's how the United players paid tribute to Giggs after the club legend left Old Trafford on Saturday:

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