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Ferdinand wants new Man Utd deal

Rio Ferdinand
Ferdinand joined Manchester United from Leeds in July 2002

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has signalled his intent to spend the rest of his playing career at Old Trafford.

Ferdinand told BBC Radio Leeds: "I have two more years on my contract, I'd like to finish my career at United.

"The club have made an approach to my agent but there's so many games it's difficult to get around the table."

The 29-year-old added: "By the end of the season, if not sooner, it should be done and dusted."


Ferdinand revealed his plans for the future speaking to his former Leeds United coach Eddie Gray on BBC Radio Leeds.

He said: "I'm enjoying my life, football is that much sweeter when you're winning."

Ferdinand was handed the England captaincy in the 1-0 friendly defeat to France and it is an honour he is eager to take on again.

"Being given the duty the other day was a real honour for me, I'd love to be the captain of England, who wouldn't?

I'd love to be the captain of England, who wouldn't?

Rio Ferdinand

"It's not going to be the be all and end all, it won't make or break my career or make me lose sleep at night.

"I'm still going to have the same thoughts and apply myself the same way regardless of who is being picked as captain.

"I want to win things and we need eleven captains out there not just the one."

see also
Roma v Man Utd
31 Mar 08 |  Europe
Ferdinand disappointed by defeat
27 Mar 08 |  Football
Rio Ferdinand comes of age
26 Mar 08 |  Internationals

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