The new manager expresses his joy at securing the veteran’s deal.
New Manchester United boss David Moyes has revealed his delight that experienced defender Rio Ferdinand has signed a new one-year contract at Old Trafford.
An outstanding season for the 34-year-old has seen Moyes desperately try and tie the former England international down to a new deal.
Now after a series of talks Ferdinand has signed on to play his 12th season as a first team regular at United, which caps a wonderful career for the centre-back in the north west.
“It is clear for everyone to see that Rio has had one of his best seasons with the club and I think even from the outside you can see what a big character Rio is around the dressing room,” Moyes told the club’s website.
“I am looking forward to working with him.”
Ferdinand made his debut for the Red Devils in 2002 and has since made 432 appearances for the club in a prolific spell for United that has seen the defender win seven league titles, one FA Cup and one Champions League.
The former England captain retired from international football last week after featuring 81 times for his country during a 14-year career for the Three Lions and is now focused on club football.
“I am delighted to have signed a new contract,”Ferdinand said.
“I can now fully concentrate on my club career which has worked well for me over the past few years.
“I have met with David I am really looking forward to working with him and winning many more trophies with this great club.”