Ian Ladyman from Mail Online has just awoken the slumber in the Football Transfer Tavern this evening by reporting that Manchester United legends Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand will all leave in the summer.
Scholes plans to finally hang up his boots while one club man Giggs will also announce his retirement as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to freshen things up again in the Old Trafford dressing room.
Long serving defender Rio Ferdinand is yet to indicate if he wants to extend his contract and that has led to the assumption that Ferguson will be letting him leave for pastures new in the near future as he has so often done in the past with his older players.
The influence of both Scholes, 38, and Giggs, 39, at the club has waned this season with both playing a bit-part role as they reach the end of their illustrious playing careers. They now look set to bow out of football at the end of the season with Giggs ready to move into management and Scholes being handed another coaching role at Old Trafford.
Giggs recently said: “When I do finish playing, I’ll try to find the next best thing. Management does interest me. The nearer I get to finishing, the more I think about it. All I can do is prepare myself as best I can for when I do finish.
“I’ve been doing my coaching courses with Nev (Gary Neville) – levels one, two, A-Licence. We’re starting the Pro-Licence next year.”