Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes enjoys the international breaks now he is no longer involved with England.
That is why the 35-year-old will be refreshed and ready to face Everton if needed on Saturday at Old Trafford.
Scholes said: "I look forward to international breaks these days. I look at the fixture list and see how long until we get to the next one."
He added: "It will be a while before we have another, so it is nice to have a little break. We still train quite hard, though.
"We have three or four days in and have a couple off to get ready for the game two weeks afterwards."
Scholes insists he has no problems with manager Sir Alex Ferguson rotating his squad for domestic and Champions League games with the Red Devils hosting Besiktas next Wednesday.
"He has to make sure we are all getting football at this stage of the season to maintain our fitness," said the veteran.
"He definitely picks certain players for certain games. He normally picks me for away matches.
"I still want to play every game but obviously it is not possible. I just play when he wants me to."
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