Rio Ferdinand is in no rush to sign a new Manchester United contract.

The defender's present deal is due to expire in the summer and Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken optimistically about the 33-year-old carrying on for at least another season. With his England career almost certainly at an end, and his long-standing back problems now apparently under control, Ferdinand has started all but two of United's Premier League games this term.

"It's always good to hear the manager say things like that but you just take every week and every month as it comes," Ferdinand told Inside United.

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