He was once tipped by Ferguson to become United's best ever player.
"At the time you are young and you just read the comments, but it just goes straight over your head, you're not interested," the defender told the Manchester Evening News.
"Four, five years ago, whenever it happened, you think 'oh, that's good' and you go out to Nando's with your mates.
"The manager says nice things but I don't like to sit there and think 'that's nice' because football is a very, very strange game.
"You can be up there one minute and you be down there the next.
"You have just have to - it sounds stupid - take each day as it comes and every day is a different day."