Rio Ferdinand was part of the BT Sport panel for the FA Cup semi-final yesterday, admits talk that the 35-year old was set to retire and try his hand at a new venture come in the summer. However it looks like Ferdinand has no intention of giving up playing just yet.
It has been a privilege watching England’s best consistent centre-back play for Manchester United over the years, and Rio Ferdinand has certainly justified that hefty price tag United paid for him way back in 2002. Rio has won six Premier League titles, a Champions League crown and two League Cups in his time at Old Trafford.
‘I want to continue playing – that’s the aim, he legs haven’t given way yet.’ Ferdinand said.
‘Whether that’s at Manchester United or somewhere else depends on what the club want to do.
‘We’ll have to wait and see at the end of the season. We’ll do what we did last season – speak and see where we’re at.’
When asked whether he’d like to continue at United, Ferdinand added: ‘Of course. That’s the dream.’
Whilst its nice to see the hunger and desire to continue playing for United, I honestly think its in everyones best interests that Rio Ferdinand moves on. He’s 35 now, and on a lot of money. He isn’t playing every week which i’m sure he’d like to be at this stage in his career, and United could probably find a younger alternative on less wages that’d come in and play every game.