Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar says he is as hungry as ever ahead of the new season.
The 39-year-old shot-stopper signed a one-year contract extension at Old Trafford back in February, meaning he will remain at the club at least until the end of the upcoming campaign.
Van der Sar is enjoying the twilight of his career and has quashed talk that he is in a hurry to retire.
He said: "I have been hearing these questions for the last three or four years. Sometimes you surprise yourself also. It is a great club to be at.
"You play in the Premier League, the Champions League, you have a chance of winning titles and trophies and competing against the best players in the league.
"It is something that is too good not to do it any more. I still very much enjoy it. Even my age it is still a pleasure to put in all the hard work so you are in the starting XI on a Saturday and a Tuesday night."
The experienced Dutch keeper is set to stay as United's No.1 this season, and will continue to be backed up by Tomasz Kuszczak.
Ben Foster has now left to join Birmingham City in search of first-team football, but Van der Sar still believes there are a number of promising youngsters at the club.
"We have a great mix of some senior players and a whole crop of younger players coming through," he added.
"United emphasise they are a club that produces young players. I can see some who will be here for a long time."