Man United’s Rio Ferdinand: I’ll struggle to emulate Ryan Giggs
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says he will struggle to emulate the longevity of Ryan Giggs' Red Devils career
Rio Ferdinand says he will struggle to emulate Ryan Giggs and extend his Manchester United career into his late 30s.
The 34-year-old has impressed in United’s back four this season, starting the club’s biggest games in the English top flight and Champions League.
Ferdinand, who is nursing a persistent back problem, is set to be out of contract in the summer, although Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to tie down the defender to a new deal.
While the former Leeds United centre-half wants to secure regular football at Old Trafford, Ferdinand warned he would not be able to match the longevity of his 39-year-old team-mate’s career.
“I’m just enjoying my football, playing in the big games, being a regular in the team,” Ferdinand told the Daily Mail. “It enables you to hit a bit of form. I hope I can carry on.
“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.”