Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo has said he is aiming to continue playing football until the age of 42.
The 36-year-old is currently United’s top scorer with 14 goals in all competitions this season.
Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford last summer and signed a two-year deal with the option for one extra year.
He is now looking to play for up to six more years at the top level.
“Genetically I feel like I’m 30 years old. I take great care of my body and my mind. Something I’ve learned recently is that after 33, I believe the body can deliver if you need it, but the real battle is mental.
“Going through many things with the focus on the end goal of staying at a high level is the hardest thing, and that’s what I’ve been doing for the last few years. I’ve been working and focusing more on working on my mind. I know my body will handle me because I have a lot of respect for it and I listen to it a lot.
“I want to find out if I’m going to play until I’m 40, 41, or 42, but the most important thing is that my daily goal is to enjoy the moment,” Ronaldo told ESPN Brasil.
Former United and Tottenham striker, Teddy Sheringham, still holds the record as the Premier League’s oldest ever outfield player at 40 years and 272 days.