It's so important to have manners and treat people from all walks of life the way they should be treated.
I always say that practice gets you to the top most of the time.
Throughout my career I have been pretty successful, I've played for some pretty big teams, represented my country quite a few times, and played for managers without sentiment.
I remember how inspiring it was to meet players like Bobby Charlton or Bryan Robson when I was a kid. I still remember Clive Allen showing up when I received a trophy for my Sunday league team.
I don't think I'm really in a situation to complain, because I consider myself to be privileged to be doing what I do.
I respect all religions, but I'm not a deeply religious person. But I try and live life in the right way, respecting other people. I wasn't brought up in a religious way, but I believe there's something out there that looks after you.
When I was a kid, I thought my dad was a little bit harsh with me at times. Sometimes I needed an arm around me instead of my dad telling me what I did wrong, but it obviously worked.
At the end of the day, I'm a footballer who has played at some of the biggest football clubs in the world and played with some of the best players in the world.
My private life is perfect. If your private life and your life outside football is good, then it is good on the field for you.
I don't have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It's something I love doing.
I just want people to see me as a hard-working footballer and someone who is passionate about the game.
We've been asked to do 'Playboy' together, me and Victoria, as a pair. I don't think I'll ever go naked, but I'll never say never.
Rosewood has always been one of my favourite scents, as has the pink grapefruit and pepper we've also put in Homme.
I never do anything half-heartedly. I will continue to work hard and play hard and do everything I can to be successful, whatever I do.
Football's the biggest game in the world. America's the greatest sporting nation there is. To play some part in putting those two things together: why wouldn't I be excited about that?
I've felt a little tired, but I'm only 24. I love playing football. That's my job and that's what I love doing.
I'm not one of those people who is not looking forward to getting old. I'm happy with my life.
Kids can have great passion and great ability but if you have the facilities for your particular sport that can give you the inspiration to become a sportsman.
It's one thing I like about America - they respect the sportsman. They put them up on a pedestal. They don't try to knock them down. And that's a great thing, to be respected by the whole country. It's so patriotic!
Everyone's been so quick to say that I'm really thick or I haven't got a brain. People will think whatever they want to think.
The spotlight will always be on me, but it's something I'm learning to live with as the years go by.
I would never complain about the position I'm in or the attention I get. At the end of the day, I'm very lucky to have what I have and do what I do, but I don't see myself as any different from anyone else who works hard and is a dad and a husband.
There are certain battles that you pick. When they're not worth picking, they're laughable stories.
I've never seen myself as a celebrity, but I see it in a positive way, the fact that people are still interested in most parts of my life.
At the end of the day, I'm very lucky to have what I have and do what I do, but I don't see myself as any different from anyone else who works hard and is a dad and a husband.
I wasn't as fit as I would of liked to have been, going to the World Cup, but I'm not sure what difference that made.
It was always going to be difficult, no matter what I'd set up, no matter how many children I have got to take my mind off things. There was always going to be a moment when I finished playing, that I was going to find tough.
I'm a very stubborn person. I think it has helped me over my career. I'm sure it has hindered me at times as well, but not too many times. I know that if I set my mind to do something, even if people are saying I can't do it, I will achieve it.
I've got friends in the different teams I've played for, but family is the most important thing to me. That will always be the case.
I feel this pang of regret whenever I watch sport; this sense that I will never play a big match again.
Two of my boys are Manchester United fans; one is an Arsenal fan. Whenever there is a game I can take the boys to, I love taking them.
Over the years, when I've seen players retire, when you ask them about it, they always say you'll know when you're ready, and I think I know when I'm ready. I think I'm ready.
My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7.
I've seen the growth of this game in this country, the stadiums that were built, the great European players that have come and the great American players who've been created. Americans want to be number one at everything. And they are at baseball, football, basketball. Soccer is growing fast, and I want to be a part of that.
We stay as a team. I might be England captain, but that doesn't mean I get treated differently.
With United, we'd all grown up together, we all wanted to win the biggest trophy in football. We did it togther.
In my career, there's many things I've won and many things I've achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It's about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible.
I love scoring goals for England and playing for England. That's one of the reasons I didn't retire - I love playing for my country.
I can't get through some movies without shedding a tear; I can't lie.
I love little kids looking up to me, young players looking up to me, respecting me.
I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line, or everything has to be in pairs.
My parents were always very strict, and they gave me the right beliefs in how to treat people. It was very strict and all about morals - I try to pass that on to my own children.