Keown says Giggs was likely to take over Van Gaal's position at Manchester United, but Manchester City's appointment of Pep Guardiola prompted the board to go for a proven manager in Mourinho instead.
“We're seeing what we expected to see last year," feown told the Daily Mail.
“Guardiola came into town. Prior to that it seemed as though Giggs was being lined up for the job at Old Trafford.
“When Guardiola came in, they went, 'We want Mourinho in'.
“We shouldn't be surprised by it. I think there's a lot more to the Premier League than just those two.