Rio Ferdinand predicting 'most exciting' transfer window yet

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The managerial merry-go-round has clunked into full gear this summer with prominent bosses Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti all changing their respective career paths in one way or another.

There have, however, been on a handful of notable player transfers since the opening of the eagerly-anticipated window earlier this month, but Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is optimistic this summer could be the most exciting football has even witnessed.

If reports are to be believed, Ferdinand could be joined at Old Trafford by former teammate and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, while Manchester United appear to be closing in on a deal for Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

There may also be moves for Edinson Cavani of Napoli and Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain before the transfer deadline in September, and Ferdinand is excited by the prospect of more big-name moves in the next few months.

Ferdinand tweeted: "If the players transfers are as interesting and A-list as the managers so far then this window may become the most exciting yet!"

The 34-year-old will return to pre-season next month where he will encounter Manchester United's first new manager since 1986, and Ferdinand is confident David Moyes can prove an instant success with the club.

"The new manager wants to put his own imprint on the team. That is what you would expect as players. We are open-minded to that," he told the official Manchester United website.

"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. The team can be on auto-pilot with the manager just tinkering to make sure it is done the right way.

"If we need to change tactics, that is when the manager comes into his own with whatever training methods he wants to use. In terms of going out on a Saturday and getting games won, a lot of us have been doing it for years. That is why we have been here for so long and won so many trophies."

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