RIO STAYING AT UNITED
Rio Ferdinand has said that he wants to continue playing for Manchester United till the end of his career. Ferdinand’s contract with United is going to expire at the end of the ongoing season and the English defender desperately wants his contract to be extended. As per Ferdinand, he is so much attached to Manchester United that he just can’t imagine himself playing for any other club. He wants his career to get finished at United.
Ferdinand has been a part of the United squad since the last 10 years. He had joined the club way back in 2002. Manchester United had bought him from Leeds United. Ferdinand had joined Sir Alex Ferguson’s team on a contract of 5 years. He took three years to find the net for the first time for United. His first goal for the club came in December 2005 against Wigan Athletic. Just a few days later, he scored again against West Bromwich Albion with a wonderful header. His performance was very impressive in the 2005-06 season. He carried on the momentum in the next season as well and found the net against Liverpool at the start of the 2006-07 season.
In April 2008, Ferdinand’s contract was extended by the club for the next five years. The English striker has struggled with injuries in the last few seasons. In the last season, he had to walk off the park due to hamstring injury in a match against west Brom. Recently, he played his 400th match for United against Wigan Athletic.
Ferdinand said that he hasn’t had any discussion with the club management yet about the extension of the contract, but, if he is offered a new contract, he would accept that without giving it a second thought.