Sign up for the free daily World Soccer Talk email newsletter for news and soccer TV schedules »

SAT, 2:30PM ET
FCB1 (4)
WOLF1 (5)

Rio Ferdinand Resists Offers From MLS To Sign New 1-Year Contract with Man United: The Nightly EPL

rio ferdinand Rio Ferdinand Resists Offers From MLS To Sign New 1 Year Contract with Man United: The Nightly EPL

Manchester United veteran defender Rio Ferdinand has resisted offers from the US and China to sign a new one-year contract at Old Trafford.

The Guardian newspaper reports that Ferdinand received serious offers from the US and China, but decided to stay with United because of his young family as well as extending his career with the Red Devils beyond the eleven years he’s been there.

Is this a wise move for Manchester United, though? Will Ferdinand have much of a role to play next season depending on his injury problems? Or is having Ferdinand around like having an ace in the hole? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:

The Nightly EPL is tomorrow’s news today. It’s often tomorrow morning’s British newspaper headlines that are published the night before. We do all the work for you, combing the Internet and aggregating the news for you. Read The Nightly EPL on EPL Talk every night before bed, so you can stay on top of all the news that matters.

This entry was posted in Leagues: EPL, Manchester United. Bookmark the permalink.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
View all posts by Christopher Harris →

3 Responses to Rio Ferdinand Resists Offers From MLS To Sign New 1-Year Contract with Man United: The Nightly EPL

  1. john marzan says:

    as long as he accepts the veteran’s minimum 1-yr deal, i say man u should keep him.

  2. Wongo1 says:

    Gaffer, I hear your question but this is old hack. For the past 2 years we have been hearing how Rio is past it, too old blah, blah. Rio is taking care of himself and as long as he does that he will be a very valuable contributor to United.

    I wish Rooney would learn from players like him and Giggs and take care of himself so that he can return to form.

    Rio will be there to mentor Smalling, Jones and a few of the youth players and get them playing even better. Our defense if it stays healthy is actually strong it is the middle of the park where we have issues.

  3. Mufc77 says:

    It’s a great move for both club and player. Rios been one of our most consistent performers this season and if I’m not mistaken I think he might have played the most games out of all our defenders. He’s still git a couple years left as long as he keeps looking after himself in the right way. Why would he want to play in the MLS when he can win league titles with Utd.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>