Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has revealed he is considering retirement at the end of the season.

The 36-year-old is in his 17th year as a United player and has rolled back the years this season with several inspiring displays as the club fight on three-fronts in the twilight of the season.

With legendary status at Old Trafford assured, and a testimonial arranged for this summer, Scholes is preparing to make his final bow at the Theatre of Dreams.

"I'll decide at the end of the season," he says.

"I really don't know what I am going to do yet. I've got these games to think about now and I will decide from there.

 

"People always say you should play as long as you can but there comes a time when you can't physically do it. I'm wary of that. I just want to make sure it is done at the right time."

One reason for Scholes' longevity may be his decision to retire from international football in 2004.

With United on course to reach their third Champions League final in four years, the Salford born midfielder may end his career at the home of England, Wembley, in May's final that secure Scholes' second treble for the club.

"Until we beat Chelsea I don't think it had crossed any of our minds. It might have crossed other people's," he added.

"But there were too many games, it seemed too far away and we had a big team like Chelsea in front of us in the Champions League. But we're in the semi-finals in Europe now, the semi-final of the FA Cup and we're seven points clear in the league."

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