Patrice Evra insists he is not retiring any time soon – because he has 24 brothers and sisters to feed.
The former Man United left-back joined Marseille in January following a successful spell with Champions League finalists Juventus.
And after playing in pal Michael Carrick’s testimonial, Evra revealed he has no plans to hang up his boots.
He told ITV: “I hope he will play for many years, he has to keep playing like me.
“I am still playing because I still have 24 brothers and sisters to feed so I can’t stop, I have to run.
“Michael Carrick is still an important player for Manchester United and I remember this year always when he was playing the result was always positive.”
Carrick – who is set to sign up for another season – scored for a United XI at Old Trafford to the delight of fans.
Evra played alongside his former team-mate, 35, as well as club legends like Paul Scholes and Nemanja Vidic.
And he admitted it was an emotional return to the ground where he won five Premier League titles and the Champions League.
He added: “It’s just amazing, firstly thank you to Michael Carrick for inviting us all to his testimonial.
“But it’s just too much emotion, too much feeling to come back in the dressing room, to see the gaffer, the fans, the stadium.
“It’s just amazing so that’s why we should say thanks to God to have a happy moment like that.
“So I’m really happy and I say thank you to all the family of Michael Carrick.”