Rio Ferdinand: I love playing at Old Trafford

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Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed that both he and his teammates love playing at Old Trafford.

The experienced defender - who signed a new one-year deal in May - is relishing the prospect of facing Chelsea at the 'Theatre of Dreams' next Monday.

Manchester United's match against Chelsea will be David Moyes' first competitive game at the Old Trafford since the former Everton boss took over the reins from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferdinand, speaking to Sky Sports, said of next week's fixture: "You look forward to playing every time you step out at Old Trafford.

"It is a special place to play. We all appreciate playing there in front of our home fans and we try to put on a show."

The Red Devils - who started their Premier League campaign with an emphatic 4-1 win over Swansea - face a tough start to the season, with the league champions having to face Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City before the end of September.

Ferdinand added: "The Liverpool and Manchester City games are usually hyped up a bit more than anyone else, so the feeling after winning one of those games is probably the biggest of the season."

The 34-year-old was in impressive form against Swansea so is expected to keep his place alongside club captain Nemanja Vidic for the Premier League showdown.

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