Ashley Young insists his hunger for the game ‘remains strong’ after discussing the uncertainty surrounding his Manchester United future.
The former England international has started only 13 games for United this season and was linked with a move to the Chinese Super League in January and February.
But with eight of those starts coming in United’s last 13 games, Young is back in the fray and wants to concentrate on events on the pitch.
The 31-year-old said: “There was of course, and there is always, speculation and especially when there is a transfer window and you are not playing.
“But I have always said that I want to play as much as possible. What the future holds I am not too sure. I am just concentrating on each game and when the manager calls on me I will give 100 per cent and look to play as well as I can.
“I am looking to play as many games as I can between now and the end of the season. That is what I am concentrating on now. That is the main focus for me and then we will see what happens.
“I have fire and hunger in my belly. I want to succeed. I work hard. When you have such competition in a fantastic squad it pushes you on every day.
“If you watched training there are no challenges that are not like in a game. Everybody wants to pull on the shirt and I am no different.”
Young insisted he “was concentrating on Manchester United” when the rumours of a move to China surfaced and has not yet looked beyond the end of his current deal at Old Trafford.
Young, who joined United from Aston Villa in 2011 and has also been linked with moves to Everton and Swansea, said: “I have another year left on my contract and an option after that so if there is anything there to be discussed you would have to ask the manager.”