Man United’s Rio Ferdinand: I’ve never considered leaving Old Trafford
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand insists he has never considered leaving the club despite receiving offers from other clubs
Rio Ferdinand insists he has never wanted to leave Manchester United despite being the subject of bids from other football clubs over the course of his Old Trafford career.
The 34-year-old centre-half penned a new one-year deal with the Red Devils in May after the former England international helped United win their 13th Premier League title.
Wayne Rooney has been heavily linked with a move away from the club this summer, and Ferdinand believes Red Devils players should ask themselves if they want to be part of the history of the club.
“I’ve had loads of offers over the years to go to other football clubs and there’s been loads of speculation in the papers every other year, but I’ve never really wanted to go anywhere,” Ferdinand said.
“I came to Man United for one simple reason and that was to win trophies, so I could retire and say how many trophies I’ve won and look back and say I’ve made a success of my career.
“That’s all you do and I’m sure most young players, or players in their prime, when they’re asked to come to Manchester United, that should be the question they ask themselves: ‘Have I got a chance to win?’ Do you want to be part of that history of the club? Normally the answer is yes.”