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United defender 'never discussed life after Man United'

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Rio Ferdinand is a target for two of Qatar's richest clubs as they look to capitalise on his uncertain future at Manchester United reports the Daily Mail.

The 32-year-old defender has also attracted interest from the MLS, with Chicago Fire preparing to make the England international a lucrative offer.

But they now face competition from mega-rich Qatari outfit Lekhwiya, as well as the country's most successful club Al Sadd - who are believed to have sounded out the player's representatives over an Old Trafford exit.

Ferdinand's frequent injury problems are believed to be a cause of concern for Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson, and the emergence of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling has left question marks over his long-term Manchester United future.


 

But despite the growing global interest in him, the former Three Lions captain is determined to prolong his stay with the reigning Barclays Premier League champions for as long as possible.

"It has been a very frustrating period [for him] revealed Ferdinand's representative Jamie Moralee. "What he wants to do is put his injuries behind him and start showing the form that even last season he produced against some of the best forwards in the world.

"I understand the reasons why someone like Rio would be attractive to other clubs. There is an appeal on and off the pitch. [But] we have never discussed anything beyond life at Manchester United."

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