Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand has admitted that sharing a dressing room every week with players like Ryan Giggs will always make him hungry for success. 

Ferdinand, who has made over 400 appearances for Manchester United, will embark on his 12th season with the club this year. During his time at Old Trafford, Ferdinand has won six Premier League titles, a Champions League and two League Cups, all under the recently-retired Sir Alex Ferguson. 

Ferdinand will play his first game under David Moyes on the August 9, and he hopes that, following the retirement of Paul Scholes, he can go on and win more silverware at Old Trafford. He and Giggs will lead the side as two of the most experienced individuals still at the club. 

And Ferdinand is adamant that he can go on and win more silverware this season, starting when Moyes takes charge of his first league game on August 17, when United will travel to Wales to play Swansea City. 

"I'm not happy with what I have won, not when I can look around at people in the changing room and know they have got more than me," Ferdinand said. "You always aim for the people above. That is what I did the day I walked through the door. I looked around and saw people with three, four, five titles and thought 'I want to have that'.

"You set yourself targets all the time. I am never going to sit in that changing room and think 'I am happy with what I have done'."

Ferdinand also hopes that Moyes' transition from Everton to Manchester United will be made easier by the number of title-winners currently in the squad. 

"The new manager is going to want to put his own imprint on the team," the defender added. "That is what you would expect as players. We are open-minded to that. But hopefully the fact he has got people in there who know how to get the job done will give him a little bit of time."

 

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