"I've had the fortune to play for big clubs who can't stand defeats," he told Blic. "That is the case with Manchester United. We've got used to approaching our job that way and every game comes as a new challenge, regardless of the competition.
"You have to keep improving as a player if you want to be on the team. I've adopted that philosophy because I know that only individual work can keep me at the top.
"Manchester United have always had fine young players. Just take Nani, [Wayne] Rooney, [Danny] Welbeck, [Rodrigo] Possebon, Rafael, Anderson, etc. None of them are older than 23 and they are already in or around the first team.
"At the age of 27, I belong to the category of more experienced players. I have a feeling we have many more wonderful moments ahead of us."