Nemanja Vidic insists the old hands are driving Manchester United's insatiable thirst for silverware.
United made a triumphant start to the season by lifting the Community Shield on Sunday and Vidic is confident more trophies will follow as the club seek to build on last season's double.
Veterans Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville started against Portsmouth at Wembley and Vidic claims their ambition influences the rest of the team.
'I hope the Community Shield won't be the last trophy we win this season,' said the 26-year-old. 'We've worked hard in pre-season and I've seen the hunger in the players' eyes.
'We are ready to win more trophies because there exists a winning mentality at United. Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have been at the club for so many years but they are still so driven to win trophies.
'We saw in the Community Shield that they are ready to fight for every ball. This pushes other players on. They set the example that the rest of us need to follow. They are important players for us.'
Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov continues to be linked with a move to Old Trafford but Vidic believes United already have the firepower to make an impact.
'We have a big squad - everyone stayed over the summer - and maybe the boss will look to bring in one more player,' said the Serbian centre-back. 'We have missed Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo during pre-season but against Portsmouth we saw that other players can fill their positions.'
Vidic believes Chelsea will once again prove the greatest threat to United's push for a hat-trick of Barclays Premier League titles.
'Chelsea are always the main rivals. They have a great team with big players. It's easy for them to buy players,' he said. 'They want to win trophies too. It was very close last season and they'll be determined to win this time.'