Manchester United Star Will Not be Handed ‘Dream’ Contract This Summer

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Not extension for Old Trafford veteran Ferdinand.

Rio Ferdinand will not be handed a ‘dream’ contract extension at Manchester United this summer, as David Moyes eyes a summer clear-out.

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The Mirror says United will not exercise their option to extend the 35-year-old’s current deal by 12 months at the end of the season, despite Ferdinand’s insistence that he wants to carrying on playing.

The former England captain was dropped for last week’s Champions League quarter-final defeat at Bayern Munich, with Moyes believing Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are the future.

Club captain Nemanja Vidic has already agreed to join Inter Milan in the summer and Ferdinand’s exit will confirm the end of a defensive era at Old Trafford.

The former West Ham star, however, believes he can still play at the highest level and said earlier this week: “Of course, that’s the dream. I’m living the dream and I want that to continue.

“I want to continue playing,” he said. “I’m enjoying my football. The legs aren’t giving way just yet.”

When United tell him to leave, Ferdinand will look for a new club rather than retire.

“Whether that’s at Manchester United or somewhere else, is dependant on what the club want to do. We will wait until the end of the season and see what happens.”

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