Man United transfers: Rio Ferdinand not planning to retire

Man United transfers: Rio Ferdinand insists that he has no plans to retire at the end of the season

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand Photo: Rio Ferdinand/Twitter

Rio Ferdinand insists that he has no plans to retire and hopes to play for another “two or three” seasons.

The Manchester United defender is out of contract in the summer but could be set to extend his stay at Old Trafford after interim boss Ryan Giggs urged the club to offer him a new deal.

I’m enjoying my football so I’ll definitely be playing on for another year

Rio Ferdinand

And the 35-year-old says that he is planning to keep playing for another couple of years at least.

“I feel fit, I feel healthy, I feel good,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“I’m enjoying my football so I’ll definitely be playing on for another year, hopefully two or three more. But I’ll take it year by year and hopefully another year.”

Speaking on Friday, Giggs said that both Ferdinand and Patrice Evra deserve new contracts at Old Trafford.

“I do believe they still have a part to play,” Giggs said. “Both their contracts are up but they have both given massive service to the club.

“They are both fit and they both looked good last week. I don’t see why not.

“It is a group discussion but I still think they have a lot to offer. They have been great players and they remain assets to a club like Manchester United.”

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