Manchester United captain Gary Neville is adamant he will play Premiership football again.
"I genuinely believe, in my heart of hearts, with the way that I felt at the end of last season, that I will come back this season," Neville, 33, told The Times.
"I've trained through the summer and I genuinely feel I'll be fine, but until you've gone out there and done it, it means nothing."
Neville has been busy acquiring his coaching badges with a view to a possible career in management, but he is not ready to retire, even if he is likely to face a race against time to win a new contract with his present deal due to expire next summer.
"I've got to go and do the very best I can to [stay] at Manchester United because that's the only place where I really want to play football," he said. "Hopefully I can keep [retirement] at bay for another couple of years or so."