2 Feb 2013 15:21

"Of course I would want to stay, 100 per cent, provided I'm still playing like I am and feeling as good as I am at the moment," says the defender

Rio Ferdinand: Eyeing an extended stay at Manchester United Rio Ferdinand: Eyeing an extended stay at Manchester United

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Rio Ferdinand says he wants a new contract at Manchester United, but has revealed the club have yet to open talks with him about a new deal.

The 34-year-old's current contract expires this summer but the ex-England centre half says he isn't ready to leave Old Trafford just yet.

He told The Sun: "Of course I would want to stay, 100 per cent, provided I'm still playing like I am and feeling as good as I am at the moment.            

"Manchester United is a great club, the number one, and you would never want to play anywhere else if you can still play for them.            

"I want to be able to contribute properly and to be a player they actually need. You can tell if you're not really needed at a club any more. You just know.

It's good to talk: Rio says Alex Ferguson has yet to speak to him about a new deal

"We are not in discussions about a new contract at the moment and I'm fine with that because of the understanding I have with the manager.

"I don't expect to be treated any different to the other older players like Giggsy or Scholesy, who normally sign on again at the end of the season."

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