Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes winning the Premier League in David Moyes' first season would be "something special".

Ferdinand, who has won six Premier League titles since joining Manchester United in 2002, is aiming to lift the trophy in Moyes' first season.

"To win the league under David Moyes would be phenomenal," he told The Sun. "Last season was one of the best when we won title No. 20 but this could go beyond that

"To win it at the first attempt with a new man in charge would be something special."

Ferdinand believes the former Everton manager is the right man to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson, with the Scot retiring after 26-and-a-half years at Old Trafford.

"Moyes is a real football man and an honest guy," he added. "His hard working ethic reflects the man himself and he obviously wants success. We've got a great chance with this manager.

"Every year when we have the end-of-season party we are thinking about the next season and what we are going to do.

"We always talk about improving on the previous season. That was no different this year just because the manager has changed."

The veteran defender also spoke about the challenge that will present its self now Jose Mourinho is back at Chelsea.

He continued: "As a fan it's good to see personalities like Mourinho coming into our league.

"But, hopefully, he can wait until I've retired before he wins anything at all."

Ferdinand recently signed a one-year contract extension at Old Trafford and also has a testimonial coming up in August.


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