Ferdinand open to United return

Published on: 12 June 2019

Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand says he is open to returning to the Red Devils in some sort of technical role.

There has been plenty of speculation suggesting the 40-year-old is on a list of former Old Trafford stars being lined up to come in as part of a shake-up at Old Trafford this summer.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces a major restructuring job ahead of next season after the club finished sixth in the Premier League last term.

Ferdinand, who joined United in 2002 from rivals Leeds United to become what was then the most expensive defender in world football, won six Premier League titles and the Champions League during his 12 years at the club.

And the former England star has revealed a return in a senior off-field role could be of interest.

"It all depends on the shape of the job," he said when asked if he fancied returning to the club. "I don't think it's all been outlined at Man United in terms of - that's the job and this is the description. I think there's a lot to talk about within that.

"To be fair to Man United in that kind of role, the responsibility that comes with that, you can't lie and say that that's not a turn-on.

"Because you are helping to shape the fortunes of a club of that stature. That's a huge job.

"All the boxes would have to be ticked that you're got in in your head before considering something like that.

"I think decisions made at a football club - not all, (but) some of them should come with a football thought process in the background somewhere, (someone) that understands that side of it and can make that kind of decision."

Manchester United are 4/5 to win the Premier League next season, while Liverpool are 9/4 to claim the title.

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Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand says he is open to returning to the Red Devils in some sort of technical role.

There has been plenty of speculation suggesting the 40-year-old is on a list of former Old Trafford stars being lined up to come in as part of a shake-up at Old Trafford this summer.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces a major restructuring job ahead of next season after the club finished sixth in the Premier League last term.

Ferdinand, who joined United in 2002 from rivals Leeds United to become what was then the most expensive defender in world football, won six Premier League titles and the Champions League during his 12 years at the club.

And the former England star has revealed a return in a senior off-field role could be of interest.

"It all depends on the shape of the job," he said when asked if he fancied returning to the club. "I don't think it's all been outlined at Man United in terms of - that's the job and this is the description. I think there's a lot to talk about within that.

"To be fair to Man United in that kind of role, the responsibility that comes with that, you can't lie and say that that's not a turn-on.

"Because you are helping to shape the fortunes of a club of that stature. That's a huge job.

"All the boxes would have to be ticked that you're got in in your head before considering something like that.

"I think decisions made at a football club - not all, (but) some of them should come with a football thought process in the background somewhere, (someone) that understands that side of it and can make that kind of decision."

Manchester United are 4/5 to win the Premier League next season, while Liverpool are 9/4 to claim the title.

View all Soccer betting

Source: bet365.com

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