"When it comes to the new season I never ask questions of the likes of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville,. They answer themselves. But to the ones who have won their first trophy, they need to ask themselves - will that be enough? If you achieve anything it creates excitement, develops you as a person and gives you the understanding not to lose and to go on and win again. After you have won a trophy, you enjoy it but the next day it leaves you and the hard works begins again. You're looking for the next one, the next challenge and that is what drives the best players on.
"The modern game has changed so dramatically that it can be very difficult to uphold standards. The last two years have been difficult, yet we have still played the Manchester United way and worked our way to the top of the Premier League - and that reflects the principles of this club. Last season we scored 83 goals in the Premiership and to score that many in the modern game is phenomenal. A few seasons before we were three short of 100 goals. There has been such a rise in standards in the Premiership, the bar has been raised and you saw that last season between ourselves and Chelsea.
"There was not much in it in terms of points. However, to score 83 is testimony to a great achievement and answers any questions that have been asked of us. What makes it even more special is that the goals were from fantastic open play. It really demonstrated the link between the players' excitement and the lustre of the club.
"The world profile United holds gives you a certain responsibility. A responsibility to deal with situations in a professional way, in almost a perfect way. It becomes your mission to uphold the tradition of play in the right way. Winning the title last season was the club's greatest achievement, simply because it's a relatively new team together, and hopefully it's going to get even better because of that."