Rio Ferdinand Wants Manchester United Stay

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England centre-back hoping to prolong stay at Old Trafford.

Manchester United centre back Rio Ferdinand has insisted he wants to extend his career at Old Trafford, according to The Daily Mail.

Ferdinand’s contract is due to expire at the end of the current season but the defender is keen to continue playing for the club beyond the current campaign.

Reports in recent weeks have suggested that the club will offer Ferdinand, 34, a one year extension to his current deal.

Ferdinand has reportedly received offers from China and the United States but looks set to turn those down in favour of another season with Sir Alex Ferguson’s men.

But Rio warned that he does not believe he will be able to emulate his United team mate Ryan Giggs.

‘I’m just enjoying my football, playing in the big games, being a regular in the team. It enables you to hit a bit of form. I hope I can carry on,’ the former Leeds United defender said.

‘When you get to my stage you take it year by year. I’m working out my routine.

‘But no-one else will be able to do what Giggsy has done. He’s got a certain body type, works on it and gets the best out of it.’

Giggs is currently enjoying a place in the United squad despite being 39 years of age.

Ferdinand revealed that he is enjoying his football at the moment and was focusing on helping United regain the title from their city rivals Manchester City. Ferdinand revealed he is not taking anything for granted as United look to make sure they avoid a repeat of their capitulation at the end of last season.

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