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Rio Ferdinand Signs One-Year Contract Extension at Manchester United: The Daily EPL

rio ferdinand Rio Ferdinand Signs One Year Contract Extension at Manchester United: The Daily EPL

Rio Ferdinand has signed a one-year deal at Manchester United to keep him at the club through until the end of the 2013-14 season.

The 34-year-old defender, who announced his retirement from the England national team last week, said  “It has been an incredible journey and I am glad it will continue. I can now fully concentrate on my club career which has worked well for me over the past few years.”

David Moyes said: “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, so I am delighted he has signed a new contract. I am looking forward to working with him.”

Do you think Ferdinand will get much playing time for United next season with Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Nemanja Vidic competing his spaces? Share your insight in the comments section below.

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6 Responses to Rio Ferdinand Signs One-Year Contract Extension at Manchester United: The Daily EPL

  1. CTBlues says:

    I think the Winner of the Europa Leagu should go straight into the group stages of the Champions League and the runner up should go into qualifying round and it shouldn’t steal a teams spot that finishes the season in a UCL spot.

    • Mufc77 says:

      Yes let’s award the 17th best team in Europe with a place in the champions league.

      • CTBlues says:

        The better teams in the competition will take it way more seriously so the 17th best club probably wont make it to the final.

    • Marc L says:

      It would make the Europa League more meaningful and I’d rather see that than the talk they toss around of doing away with the Europa and expanding the Champions League to a zillion clubs.

      And, in truth, every year you see a good bit of dross making it into the UCL. Cluj? Braga? I’d rather have seen Atletico in the UCL group stages this year than either of those clubs.

  2. Marc L says:

    Damnit Rio! And my wait continues at least another year to see him playing somewhere else (where I can openly root for him, being a longtime admirer of his game.)

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