Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has admitted that he is not thinking of retirement as he embarks on yet another season at Old Trafford.
Giggs turns 36 in November and there has been much speculation that the Manchester United legend will call time on his career
when the campaign is over.
The Welshman remains capable of making a meaningful contribution to United's bid to land a record fourth successive league title and admits that, while he is still able, there is no need to think of retirement.
"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."
The Red Devils begin the defence of their title against newly-promoted Birmingham at Old Trafford on Sunday and for the defending champions, a place in the history books awaits.
"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."