Long-serving defender to sign new one year deal with the Premier League champions.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is set to sign a new one-year deal with the club, as he looks to continue his domestic career after calling time on his England duties this week.
ESPN.com have confirmed that the 34-year old is keen to play at least one more season in the top flight, and the player himself tweeted his followers asking what he should use to sign the contract.
Old school Fountain pen or a simple Biro?!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 18, 2013
Since joining from Leeds United in 2001 in a record £30m deal for a defender, Ferdinand has been a near ever present in the heart of United defence, and will be looking to use this final year to pass on his experience to the young crop of central defenders in Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans.
Despite seeing his form for the champions rise the last few seasons, he had seen his role in the England setup decline under Roy Hodgson, and felt it was right to call time on a successful England career, after over a decade at the highest level with the Three Lions.
He will remain as one of the senior members of the team at Old Trafford under David Moyes.