Phil Neville has again dismissed talk of retirement and is targeting another three years playing at the top level.
The 35-year-old said: “I worked quite hard over the summer. I went on holiday but I trained at a facility for a couple for weeks – that is par for the course now,”
“Particularly when you are getting older you have to stay ahead of the game.
“At the clinics I went to over the summer to do my training I learned that age is just a number.
“I want to play football for as long as I possibly can: two, three more years hopefully at the top level.
“The way that science is improving now players can play for as long as they possibly can.
“I think it is your mind which goes before your body and once your mind goes you can´t make that back up.
“I´m quite a positive person. People say only look for this season but I am thinking ´Let´s look for another three years´.
“But I have to remain fit, strong and keep playing well to keep my position in the team.”