Ryan Giggs has no concerns about putting his body through another physically demanding season with Manchester United.
Giggs, who will turn 39 in November, recently completed his 22nd season of top-flight football and is even eyeing more minutes on the pitch this summer when Great Britain take part in the Olympic Games.
The Welshman told ManUtd.com he’s feeling as fit as ever.
“I felt good against Sunderland,” said Giggs. “It was the last game of the season and yet I still felt good.
“So now I’ll get refreshed this summer and look to go again next season. Hopefully we’ll get a positive result at the end of it. We were so near [to winning the title] this year but sometimes you need disappointments in your career, and your life, to go forward.”
Giggs, owner of 12 championship medals, admits it was heartbreaking to lose the league to neighbours Manchester City in such dramatic fashion on the final day of the season. But he’s confident the Reds will bounce back in 2012/13.
“When our game at Sunderland ended we were just on the pitch not knowing what was going on. And then news got to us that City had won.
“It was a massive disappointment obviously after what had been a fantastic season. Getting 89 points is amazing, really, and it would have won the league in most of the last 10 or 15 years. Comfortably.
“So it’s disappointing to have been so near but then again, there are so many positives to take out of the season as well.
“I think you’re more driven when you lose a trophy. We refer to it as our trophy because we’ve won it so many times and I think when we do lose it, we want it back and we want it back quickly.
"We’ve faced disappointments before and we’ve always come back and that’s what we need to do now. We’ve had so many highs over however many years but you’ve got to take the lows as well. You’ve got to take it on the chin and come back