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Manchester United Defender Rio Ferdinand Set To Sign New Contract

by Mark Brus

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Veteran defender to sign contract extension.

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Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is expected to sign a new one-year contract with the club, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 34-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of this season, and he has been linked with moves away from Old Trafford due to his age and a possible desire of new manager David Moyes to change around the squad.

However, Ferdinand appears to be in Moyes’ plans and wants to extend his stay at United, where he has become something of a club legend since joining for £30million from Leeds United in 2002.

Ferdinand may take a pay cut in his current £120,000 a week deal, but Moyes is keen to keep his experienced players around as he looks to carry on the success of his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferdinand’s defensive partner Nemanja Vidic may move on though, as the Serbian has struggled with injuries in recent seasons, and United have been linked with a move for Valencia’s Adil Rami as well as Phil Jagielka, whom Moyes is interested in bringing with him to United from Everton.

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