even harder this season, to strive for the best level I can possibly achieve.
Fans love to see your individual skills. Were you born with them or did it take practice?
[Laughs] Well, I broke a lot of windows at my house when I was growing up. And not just my house but the neighbours' too! But yes, I had some natural ability and, with training and hard work, you get better and better.
Roy Keane has always been regarded as the playmaker of this United team, as you are with Argentina. Have you relished the extra responsibility of taking that role while he has been injured?
First and foremost, I don't really agree with your statement. I enjoy it wherever I play. I don't enjoy playing in a position at someone else's expense and I don't like to take someone else's role at the club. Roy was, is and always will be a figurehead for this club, someone whose name will be etched in the history of Manchester United. So I'm not stepping into that role. I play where the manager puts me. Anyway, sometimes he may put Paul [Scholes] in the middle and I'll be elsewhere. I'd much rather have Roy in the team.
Do you prefer playing in the Champions League to the Premiership, where you get less time on the ball?
I like playing in both. I don't have any problems with one or the other. On the European stage, you have international players playing for teams all around the continent so that gives an added interest. But then again, a lot of foreign players play in the Premiership too, so both competitions have got their own attractions. I have no preference for either