Rio Ferdinand considering future beyond this season

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Having turned 35 earlier this month, it seems apt that Ferdinand is considering his future beyond this season.

Indeed, he seems to be following in the footsteps of teammate Ryan Giggs, who only ever looks one year ahead when pondering a contract extension.

Quoted on the Metro, the former England captain admitted that he was unsure of what his plans were beyond this season. “I don’t know what will happen,” he said.

“I’ve got to get through this season first. I hope I finish this one. Last season I said the same thing. I won’t look any further than the end of the season and then re-evaluate it around that time.”

Indeed, the player has been out of the starting eleven in recent league games, with either Jonny Evans or Phil Jones partnering Nemanja Vidic in central defence.

However, off the field, the player is benefiting from burgeoning business success, as well as involvement with the recently launched BT Sport TV channels.

Yet despite the fact that the player himself is unsure of his future, he was one of the stand-out performers in a Red Devils side last season that ran away with the Premier League title.

The club’s 20th title win was all the more poignant given that it was former manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge after 26 years in the Manchester United dugout.

Having now retired from international football, and with his sights set firmly on this season, Ferdinand will be itching to prove that he is still more-than-capable of commanding a position in United’s starting XI. He will be hoping that – despite a difficult start to the season – more success is just around the corner.

If things work out well, he may choose to push for a contract extension in the hope of playing into his 36th year.

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