What’s next for United’s old boys?

Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, Man United midfieldersManchester United’s ageing midfielders Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs have been pivotal to the Red Devils’ success over the last twenty years.

However, Giggs, 38, and Scholes, 37, are out of contract at the end of the current Premier League season and it is unknown whether either will continue playing at Old Trafford or decide that it’s time to hang up their boots.

This campaign, the former Wales international has become somewhat of a fringe player. Despite making six appearances for United, three of them have added up to just 22 minutes of game time.

It appears that Giggs has fallen behind the likes of Tom Cleverley, Nani, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Shinji Kagawa in the pecking order; however the veteran midfielder believes Sir Alex Ferguson will need his legendary cool head towards the end of the season.

“With the players we have I don’t expect to start every game,” admitted Giggs.

“I am just trying to pick up games wherever I can and influence them like I have done in the past.

“But I am experienced enough to know that come the business end of the season, the experienced lads will be needed and I will be ready.”

In regards to his future in football beyond next summer, the Welsh winger told The Telegraph earlier this month: “If I’m not enjoying it, if I’m not contributing like I have done in the last couple of years then I’ll finish. I’m 39 in November.

“When I do finish playing, I’ll try to find the next best thing. Management does interest me. The nearer I get to finishing, the more I think about it,” added the Welshman.

Meanwhile, retired England international Paul Scholes is also considering a role in management at the end of the season and hopes it will be for his beloved Oldham Athletic.

When quizzed by a fan, the central midfielder refused to rule out taking up the Latics hotseat, replying: “It’s quite difficult to say. I don’t know what will happen when I stop playing and Oldham have a manager.

“But I love Oldham and it’s the first result I look out for every week. I take my lad to watch them whenever I can.”

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