Edwin van der Sar has revealed it was an easy decision to agree a one-year contract extension.
The Dutch goalkeeper put pen-to-paper on the deal earlier this week to tie him to Manchester United until 2010.
There had been some speculation that the 38-year-old would decide to end his playing career but he insists he is happy to stay and fight for more trophies.
"It wasn't a difficult decision at all," said Van der Sar.
"Manchester United is a great club to be at. I have enjoyed every minute of the three-and-a-half years I've been here so far and I'm looking forward to playing an extra season after this one.
"There is a great atmosphere in the dressing room, the boss is fantastic and you play at the best stadium in England."
Van der Sar is confident that United can defend their Premier League title this term even though they have fallen six points behind leaders Liverpool.
"Ideally we would have a few more points than we have at the moment but other teams are dropping them as well, which is a positive sign," he commented.
"There has been a lot of talk about the difficult away games we have had but we are still in touch and hopefully that will still be the case when we get back.
"We will be two games behind by then but we knew that from the start of the season, so we will just get on with it."