Ferdinand extends United career

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has agreed a contract extension with the club this afternoon after months of speculation regarding his future.

After recently announcing his retirement from International football with England, it was clear the former West Ham United academy graduate was looking to entend his career at Old Trafford.

New manager David Moyes wanted Ferdinand to help spear head his first season in charge next season, and having a player of Ferdinand's experience want to continue his career with the club demonstrates the former Everton boss is implementing his plan already.

Ferdinand has played at the newly crowned Champions for the past eleven seasons, and was delighted to have signed an extension:

"I am delighted to have signed for another year and I am looking forward to working with the new manager,"

Manager David Moyes was equally delighted in his interview with the clubs official website:

"Even from the outside you can see what a big character Rio is around the dressing room."

"I am delighted he has signed a new contract and I am looking forward to working with him."

Ferdinand will return from a friends stag do in Marbella and his own summer break during pre-season where Manchester United will travel on a tour of the Far East and Australia.

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