Ryan Giggs feels he's well behind in the midfield pecking order at Manchester United.

The United legend says he only gets his chance when younger teammates are struggling with their fitness.

"It's a lot easier when you've got a full squad. In midfield, if we've got Anderson, [Tom] Cleverley and [Michael] Carrick all fit, we can usually plan it, especially early on in the season - you know those players will be playing before you," Giggs told manutd.com.

"But when you get injuries, and you know the manager's probably not got any choice but to play you, then it's different. I probably feel at my best when I'm playing every 10 days or two weeks, but sometimes you can't do that. You've got to try and keep yourself fit. I played 90 minutes against Newcastle, and four days later I played 90 minutes against City - you're going to get that during the season. It's not ideal and the manager probably doesn't want that, but it's going to happen. Hopefully we'll get everyone back so we can rotate things and we'll get that freshness for two games a week."