Giggs weighing up retirement options

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has admitted this season could be his last at Old Trafford, though he revealed he has yet to make any definitive decision about his future.

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PA PhotosAfter almost 850 appearances for United, Giggs is certainly in the winter of a glittering career

Giggs, 37, has enjoyed a glittering career with United since making his debut as a 17-year-old and this season is his 20th with the club.

Speculation about Giggs' future rolls around every season, and the midfielder has always stressed that he has only continued to renew his contract because he believes he can still offer something toSir Alex Ferguson's side.

And having been restricted to just ten appearances this season because of a hamstring injury, Giggs admits that the spectre of retirement is looming once again.

"For me, where I'm at right now is the thought that I've had a stop-start season, so I just want to get back playing," Giggs told the Daily Telegraph. "I'm not going to play every week, but I want a consistent run over a couple of months to see where I'm at.

"But it gets closer every year, the thinking that, 'This could be my last season'. I'm closer this season than I was last season, but that's probably because I haven't been playing regularly. If I have a run in the team and play well, then I will probably want to carry on. If I don't, then I'll have to assess it.

"But I think I have a relationship with the manager where, if I really wasn't enjoying my football or I didn't think I was being effective, I could just sit down with him and we would both be honest to each other and say, 'Right, that's it'."

A goal against Newcastle in August ensured that Giggs maintained his record of having scored in every Premier League season since it's inception and he has established himself as a true United legend, comfortably topping the list of all-time appearances for the club with 845.

It is difficult to imagine the Premier League without Giggs and he in turn admits that he finds it difficult to imagine what life will be like when he hangs up his boots.

"I've been doing this for 20 years, so it will be strange and weird when it stops," he said. "It's a scary thought, but not one that I am too worried about, although I've no doubt that I will be bored.

"I'll have to find something to do because I get bored when I have a couple of days off. What I'll do, I just don't know.

"You speak to players who have finished playing and they just say that you have to play as long as you can and enjoy it. That's what I'm doing at the moment."

*Taken from Soccernet.com

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