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Giggs drops retirement hint

06 Jan 2009 - 09:05:39

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs would consider retiring at the end of this season should he lose his enjoyment for the game.

Giggs, 35, is the club's all-time leading appearance maker after
surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 758 last season.

He remains a key part of Sir Alex Ferguson's first-team squad after making 22 appearances in all competitions during the current campaign.

But the former Wales international would consider hanging up his boots when his one-year rolling contract expires at the end of the current campaign,

"I will keep playing as long as I enjoy it, I am fit and the manager wants me," he told The Sun.

"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."


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