Ryan Giggs in mourning as his beloved grandfather passes away

Ryan Giggs suffers a familay tragedy
Ryan Giggs suffers a familay tragedy

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs is mourning the death of his grandfather Dennis, who passed away on Wednesday.

Giggs was absent from his familiar position alongside Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal for Tuesday night's Premier League game against Stoke, as he was given compassionate leave to spend time with his family.

It has now emerged that his grandfather has lost his battle with cancer, with the news confirmed by a Manchester United supporters group in Cardiff that Dennis is believed to be have been associated with, according to a report on Wales Online.

The group posted this Facebook message to mark the passing of Dennis Giggs:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dennis Giggs; a true gentleman who was a great friend to all...

Posted by Cardiff and Vale Reds: Official MUFC Supporters Club on Wednesday, February 3, 2016