Monday, 28th April, 2014

Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he will not be retiring at the end of the season, and is also hopeful about extending his stay at Old Trafford.

The centre-back was drafted in by interim Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs for the club’s 4-0 win over strugglers Norwich City at the weekend.

And Ferdinand, who explained that a trophy-less season is not suitable for a successful club like Manchester United, feels the Red Devils will be in the hunt for silverwares in the 2014/15 campaign.

"I’m going to continue playing. Whether it’s here, I don’t know. But I hope so”, Ferdinand was quoted as saying by his club’s official site.


"When you have been successful, you don't ever want to look on a negative perspective or from a negative viewpoint. You always look at it and think: 'What can we win and what do we want to win?'

"That will be no different next season, I am sure. Whoever is here, whoever is managing, the aim of this football club is to win trophies and we have done that consistently for the last 25 years. Long may that continue."

Ferdinand, whose contract with Manchester United ends in the summer, has amassed 448 appearances in all competitions for the club, netting eight times.

The 35-year-old joined the Red Devils from Leeds United in 2002 for a then British transfer record of £30m.

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