Rio Ferdinand wants to finish his career with Manchester United.

The England captain is about to complete his eighth season at Old Trafford and, with four titles and a Champions League gong in his impressive medal collection, it has been suggested he might be ready for a new challenge.

But that is a rumour he is eager to debunk, and he told Inside United: "I want to retire while at United. It would be great to do what Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes have done and stick with one club for a long time."

He added: "Finishing my career at United would be a dream come true and those guys are such inspirations.

"They are all synonymous with Manchester United and I want to achieve that as well."

Indeed, Ferdinand wants to add more medals to his collection, including an appearance in a third consecutive Champions League final this season, which would match Juventus' achievement in the 1990s.

When he first walked through the doors of United, the Londoner said he wanted to make an imprint that would last. And he clearly has not finished yet.

"I would like to be remembered as a player who was at United during a successful period in the club's history," he said.

"When I first arrived, I knew this place was special and when the time comes to walk away I want to be able to do so with my head held high."

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