Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand has no retirement plans

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Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he is enjoying his football at Manchester United and believes that he can carry on playing for another three years

The 35-year-old has been restricted to 12 appearances this term for the Red Devils but he remains confident that he can help the new manager, whoever that may be,  turn United's fortunes around following a difficult campaign.

Despite winning the Premier League last year, David Moyes was sacked less than one season into his six-year contract after he was unable to replicate the success of Sir Alex Ferguson who retired in the summer. 

The disappointing year means that the Old Trafford outfit are set to finish seventh, their lowest finish in the Premier League.  

Ferdinand was a main-stay in defence under Ferguson throughout their 11-years together at the club and hopes that he can continue to perform at the highest level with his contract due for renewal in the summer.

"I feel fit, I feel healthy, I feel good," Ferdinand told BT Sport.

"I'm enjoying my football so I'll definitely be playing on for another year, hopefully two or three more. But I'll take it year by year and hopefully another year.

"I'm happy here, I love playing my football. Manchester United's been great for me, it's enabled my dreams to come true and a lot of the things in football for me. So I have to respect whatever decision the club do and I'll do what's best by the club."

The 81-cap international also admitted it has been difficult to accept United's failure this season.

"The season hasn't gone to plan, it hasn't gone as well as what we want it as a club," he continued. 

"You don't like looking at the league table. When you're top of the league or fighting for the league you're always looking at the table, every morning you wake up, it's in your mind.

"Right now it's not something you want to look at, it's not pretty."

Ferdinand has made over 400 appearances for the club in total after joining from Leeds United in 2002. He has helped them to six Premeir League titles and he also tasted Champions League glory in 2008.  

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