I've always liked him.
Very good player who always worked his socks off and played with pride and passion.
Wonderful right-foot, good passer of the ball, reads the game well, and isn't afraid of putting in a tackle.
It's a credit to him that he's kept himself in such great shape as well. I always respect players who take advantage of the resources they have (money, time, access to physicians and trainers) to extend their careers. I never understood players who eat shit food and don't do things like Yoga and physio-therapy, that are proven to prolong your career and prevent injury.