Rio Ferdinand has reiterated his desire to sign a new deal at Old Trafford and claimed the future of Manchester United looks bright.
The 34-year-old’s current deal with the Premier League champions expires at the end of the season and, although outgoing manager Sir Alex Ferguson hinted a new contract would be offered earlier this month, the defender remains unsure of his future.
Everton boss David Moyes could have the final word on that and Ferdinand says he believes the future of the club, post Ferguson, still looks bright.
“Manchester United has a bright future,” Ferdinand told MUTV.
“The manager has left the club in great health and we are looking forward. We have a great number of good young players who are eager to win things and be successful and work hard.
“That is what the manager has instilled in these players. The work ethic has to continue if we are going to be successful. I would like to be part of that.”
Ferdinand was surprised at Ferguson’s decision to end his 26-year reign at Old Trafford at the end of the season but insists the club must continue the Scot’s mentality under Moyes.
“There have been a couple of emotional moments,” Ferdinand said.
“The manager’s announcement was like a bolt out of the blue. No one was expecting it. It disappointed a lot of us but I understand the manager’s reasons.
“He has had a great stint and an unbelievably successful period. He instilled great qualities in the club and we must carry that on.”
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