Ryan Giggs has admitted he could hang up his boots in the summer if he fails to win a regular place in the Manchester United side.
The 37-year-old is on the verge of making his 850th appearance for the Reds in an Old Trafford career that has stretched 20 years, but the Welshman admits the curtain is slowly but surely coming down on his career.
Hamstring problems have reduced Giggs to just 10 appearances this season and he admits he could decide to call it a day at the end of the season if the situation does not improve.
"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 revealed."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."