Still not over the hill: United winger Ryan Giggs
Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has put any retirement plans he might have on hold and insists he will continue to take each season as it comes.
Giggs turns 36 in November, and there has been plenty of speculation that the Welsh international will call time on his incredible career when the campaign is over.
But Giggs has no intention of spending any time worrying whether this seasonwill be his last in the Barclays Premier League.
'You can't afford to spend time thinking about what is going to happen in the future, because you need to put all your energy into playing for United and performing to your best,' he said.
'I take every season as it comes now. If I am enjoying my football and I am fit then I will carry on.
'I felt good last season and I have felt good during pre-season this time, so I will just go out and try to enjoy myself.
'At 35, coming up to 36 in November, the last couple of years have been a bonus for me really. I am still playing at a top club and enjoying it more than ever.'
Giggs remains focused on helping United win a record-breaking 19th Premier League title and fourth in a row which starts with the defence of their crown against newly-promoted Birmingham at Old Trafford on Sunday.
'That is the challenge for us,' said Giggs. 'It has never been done before, and this club is pretty good at setting new records - so we hope we can do that.
'It is such a tough league to win. If we could do it, it would certainly be a great achievement.' Giggs.
Giggs also says United will be looking for Wayne Rooney
to make up for the shortfall of goals following Cristiano Ronaldo's £80m transfer to Real Madrid.
He added: 'We all feel Wayne Rooney
is so good he can perform well anywhere in the team.
'It seems now that he will play the majority of the games up front so we will be looking him to score the goals.'