Rio Ferdinand: Retire? I'm living the dream and want to continue playing next season, even if it is not with Manchester United
England defender's contract expires at Old Trafford at the end of the season
Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he has no plans to retire at the end of the season as he is "living the dream", and hopes to extend his deal at Manchester United into the next campaign.
The 35-year-old is out of contract at Old Trafford in the summer, but Ferdinand says he will continue to play next season, even if it is not at United.
Speaking on BT Sport, when asked about his future, the defender replied: "Hopefully still playing – I want to continue playing.
"I’m enjoying my football and my legs haven’t given way yet.
"I want to continue – whether that be at Manchester United or somewhere else, depending what the club want to do. Time will tell, we’ll have to wait until the end of the season."
Ferdinand has made just seven league appearances for the struggling champions United this season, but he says, just like the end of the last campaign, he will hopefully hold talks soon.
"We’ll do what we did last season – wait until the end of the season, get it sorted out and speak to see where we’re at.
"Of course – that’s the dream. I’m living the dream and I’d like to continue [at United]. But we’ll have to wait and see."
Latest in Sport
Royal Rumble 2015: Roman Reigns triumphs after The Rock returns to set-up Wrestlemania showdown with Brock Lesnar
Google trolls Tottenham with Oxford dictionary definition of 'lackadaisical'
Gabriel Paulista: Talented Brazilian could grow into world-class defender at Arsenal
Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2
Floyd Mayweather ends the carnival this week and picks his next fight - but will it be Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao or Miguel Cotto
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now