David Beckham will use Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes as inspiration when he begins his Paris St Germain career.
The former England captain has signed a short-term contract with the French side until the end of the season, but he is adamant he has not made the move simply to spend springtime in Paris.
And he insists he will take his lead from his former Manchester United team-mates.
He said: “People might say I’m 37 and coming to the end of my career but I don’t see it like that. I see it as a challenge. I might be 37, but I can still play a bit.
“I don’t expect to come into the club and be a starter straight away. I’ve never expected that anywhere. I’ll work hard to win a place in the team and work hard to help make the team a success.
“I want to be successful, I want to be a champion and win trophies. That never changes. Once you have that motivation it’s with you for life.
“Look at the likes of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes at Manchester United [still doing it] at the highest level. They don’t play every game but when they do play, they are big influences on the game and I’m looking to do that and to be successful.
“I’m excited to be part of a league that’s very competitive. Every time I’ve played against a team from this league it’s been a difficult game and I don’t expect that to have changed.”