Manchester United veterans heading for swansong

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Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand are reportedly set to leave Manchester United at the end of the season, hailing a new age at Old Trafford.

According to the Daily Mail, Sir Alex Ferguson is preparing for the retirement of Scholes and Giggs, while he is also aware that Ferdinand has yet to make a decision on his future.

Scholes took the decision to retire at the end of the 2010-11 season, had a change of heart in January and made his return in the FA Cup clash with local rivals Manchester City.

The report suggests the 38-year-old now believes this is definitely his last season and recent performances have seen him struggle to dominate as much in midfield.

Giggs indicated earlier this season that it could be his last and the report claims the Welshman is leaning towards ending his career.

His involvement has become more marginal this year and his retirement would see one of those rare occasions where a player spends his entire career with a single club.

Giggs made his Manchester United debut over 20 years ago in 1991 and has gone on to be the most successful British footballer of all time.

Meanwhile, Ferdinand is in the last year of his current contract and admitted he was undecided as to whether he would renew or not.

The 34-year-old appears to have got his injury problems under control over the past year or so and appears to be comfortable playing every few days, something he was struggling with previously.

Ferguson’s side are currently six points clear at the top of the Premier League and, if this is to be the trio’s last season, he will be hoping they go out on a high with another title.

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