Rio Ferdinand has signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester United, the club announced today.
The former England centre-back was out of contract in the summer, and had attracted offers from leagues around the world, including the MLS.
After a season of strong performances that culminated in a Premier League title, the 34 year old was keen to extend his stay at Old Trafford.
After signing the new deal, Ferdinand told the club’s official website: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. Who wouldn’t want to play in this fantastic team in front of 75,000 fans each week, it has been an incredible journey and I am glad it will continue.
It was unclear whether the incoming manager David Moyes would offer Ferdinand a new contract, but his first major decision as manager is surely one that will go down well with both players and fans alike.
Speaking to Manutd.com, Moyes stated: “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 and I am looking forward to working with him.”