Ryan Giggs has stunned Manchester United by hinting he could retire at the end of the season.
The veteran winger’s current deal expires in May and he is yet to be offered a new deal to stay at Old Trafford.
Giggs’ experience has been vital for the Red Devils but the Welsh ace, 35, said: ‘I will keep playing as long as I enjoy it, I am fit and the manager wants me.
‘If one of those three things stops, I will consider retiring.
‘It could be at the end of this season. Or it could be the next one.
‘I am at the end of my contract in May, so we will see.
‘At the minute, there hasn’t been any contact with United.
‘I am as fit as I have ever been. The only difference is recovering from games.
‘Two days after a game, I am still tired. Before, I could play Saturday-Wednesday, Saturday-Wednesday no problem.
‘Today, I would be a lot less efficient at doing things. Nowadays, I only play once a week, it’s very good that way.’
Giggs has spent 18 magical years at Old Trafford, lifting two European Cups.
He said: ‘Today, victories and titles make me happier than when I was younger, because I know that they could be the last ones.
‘The Champions League win last season made me a lot happier than in 1999, for instance.
‘I am lot more confident than I was before. My relation to stress has changed over the years.
‘When I was first in the first team, at 17 or 18, I felt no pressure at all. Nothing. It lasted for three to four years.
‘Then things changed, injuries happened, I had poor games, and suddenly I started feeling the pressure. It weighed on my game.
‘But since I turned 30, I don’t think about anything any more, there’s no pressure.’