Rio will sign a new deal - Ferguson

by Setanta Staff , 05 January 2013

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is confident Rio Ferdinand will sign a new deal with the Red Devils.

Ferdinand's current deal at Old Trafford runs out at the end of this season and this has sparked the interest of clubs from the MLS and Far East but Ferguson is not concerned.

The 34-year-old has been in and out of the team this season, making 18 appearances in all competitions for the Premier League kingpins.

"We are not panicking about that," Ferguson told reporters.

"I don't think Rio wants to leave and, as I have said before, he can play on.

"I don't think he has the same issue with his back that he had a couple of years ago. It is manageable now.

"There is no way you would be expecting him to play every four days right through a season anyway.

"Getting rest at the right time definitely helps him and he does a lot of work on his pre-match preparation now, with yoga and a lot of other things to help him sustain his playing time."

Subscribe to Setanta

Setanta Sports broadcasts exclusively live coverage of the best premium sport including England home internationals and away 2010 World Cup qualifiers, the FA Cup, Magners League rugby, IPL Twenty20 Cricket, the best boxing from both sides of the Atlantic and US PGA Tour Golf.

Edit Web Part Contents