Ferdinand wants United stay
Rio Ferdinand says he has no need to panic over how long he has left at Manchester United as he gets ready to make his 400th appearance.
Last Updated: 15/09/12 1:06pm
Rio Ferdinand admits he has no need to panic over how long he has left at Manchester United as he gets ready to make his 400th appearance for the club.
With the defender closing in on his 34th birthday, Ferdinand is set to walk out against Wigan at Old Trafford on Saturday knowing he has yet to complete his ambition.
The former West Ham and Leeds defender has won the UEFA Champions League, five Premier Leagues, an FA Cup and two League Cups during his time at the club.
But Ferdinand is determined to carry on at United as he looks to make up for lost time.
He told The Sun: "However long the manager wants me here, and my body can take it, I want to stay at this club.
"From the day I signed I always said that when I leave United I want to be able to walk out with my head held high and my chest puffed out knowing I did a good job.
"But I can't say that yet because the job isn't finished. It is still a work in progress.
"The over-30s at United know how it works, that the club will come to you and offer another deal if they still think you are up to it.
"We've seen that with Paul Scholes this year and he hasn't done too badly has he? So I'm not in a panic, I'm just getting on with it and giving United everything I have.
"I'm proud of playing 400 times for this great club although part of me thinks it could have been 500 if I hadn't had those injuries over the last couple of seasons.
"That's another good reason for keeping going to make up for lost time. I feel good now. I'm over the injuries and enjoying my football as much as ever."