Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v Man Utd

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Old Trafford

Last Game

Man Utd 3 - 0 Liverpool

Sunday, 14 December 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Ferdinand wants to carry on

Rio Ferdinand is hoping to continue playing in the 'big games', but does not expect to emulate Manchester United team-mate Ryan Giggs.

Last Updated: 17/04/13 at 14:33 Post Comment

Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United defender wants to keep playing in the big games

Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United defender wants to keep playing in the big games

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

United defender Ferdinand has made 24 appearances in the Premier League this season, but is out of contract at the end of the campaign.

Reports claim the 34-year-old will be offered a new one-year deal and Ferdinand has suggested he is keen to stay, but has no plans to follow the example of Giggs, who has agreed to play into his 40s.

"I'm just enjoying my football, playing in the big games, being a regular in the team," Ferdinand is quoted in the Daily Mail. "It enables you to hit a bit of form. I hope I can carry on.

"When you get to my stage you take it year by year. I'm working out my routine.

"But no-one else will be able to do what Giggsy has done. He's got a certain body type, works on it and gets the best out of it."

Meanwhile, Ferdinand is not taking United's expected title success for granted, despite the leaders boasting a 15-point gap over Manchester City ahead of Wednesday night's game against West Ham United.

Ferdinand added: "We've got to make sure we finish the season correctly and get this title back. We're not far off it, but it's not over until it's over. We have to make sure we remain focused and apply ourselves in the right way.

"I'm not really surprised by the lead if I'm honest. When I look around the changing room I expect us to be winning games nine times out of 10.

"I believe in the squad, believe we can win games in various ways, winning ugly, playing fluent football, keeping a clean sheet.

"It would be great to win it again, but until we do I don't want to talk much about it. Last season a lot of people got ahead of themselves."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

suspect the review will conclude that Iago Aspas should never have been loaned out. Two hat-tricks in two Copa Del Rey games. One might say he has really turned a corner.

GVMUFC
'Liverpool in transfer review'

P

oise, power and (I noticed in his post match interview) freakishly large hands. You know what they say about men with big hands.......... big gloves.

disGUSting
Poise And Power: Barkley's Unique Blend

S

itting next to him in the studio will surely be the closest Jamie Carragher ever got to Thierry...

bungle1976
Henry retires and joins Sky

Footer 365

Premier League: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to be treated by Boston Red Sox staff

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is set to spend Christmas in Boston as he continues to receive treatment on a thigh injury.

League Two: Hartlepool's new manager Ronnie Moore ready for 'biggest job'

Hartlepool's new manager Ronnie Moore says he is taking on "the biggest job in English football".

Premier League news: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge continues recovery in USA

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will continue his rehabilitation from a thigh injury in the United States.

Mail Box

Pulis To Liverpool Might Just Work

One Mailboxer believes that Tony Pulis managing Liverpool isn't as silly as you might think. Plus Bournemouth aren't that romantic and we're all guilty of ignoring Everton...

It's Not As Simple As Losing Luis Suarez...

That's the view of Liverpool fans in the mailbox as the Reds continue to struggle without their talisman. Suarez isn't doing particularly well at Barca either, it should be said...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property