Paul Scholes has admitted he is dismayed by his performances this season - raising fresh question marks over the Manchester United midfielder's future.
While long-time team-mate Ryan Giggs continues to perform at the very highest level, Scholes feels his standards have dipped. And, while the 35-year-old has not given any indication whether he would be open to a new contract when his current one expires in the summer, his words do not suggest a positive outcome.
"I wouldn't say I am playing some of my best football," he said.
"I don't always feel I am making as much of a contribution as I'd like to.
"I always preferred it when I was playing regularly and scoring a lot more goals. Now, it's different.
"I play once every two or three weeks and I can only hope to do well when I get the chance. I don't have a choice.
"Obviously, every player wants to play every week but I know now it can't always happen. I just have to be okay with that."
And as for his future?
"You do think about it. I'm not too sure.
"I'll just carry on with the way it it's going at the moment and we'll see what happens come the end of the season."
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