Manchester United veteran Rio Ferdinand believes that Wayne Rooney cannot go anywhere better than staying at the club and admits that one day he will have his say.
Rooney has been splashed all over the media this summer after Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that the England striker handed in a transfer request for the second time, but new manager David Moyes insists the striker is not for sale for any price.
Ferdinand admits that Rooney cannot do any better than staying at Manchester United and progressing to push for more silver-ware next season.
“I think when someone is at your club who has been there for the length of time he [Rooney] has been there, he’s more than clued up to understand the dynamics of the club,
“He’s mature enough now and old enough to make his own mind up. I’m sure in time he’ll have his say.
“I don’t see where you go better from here. For instance, Cristiano has been ridiculous as a football player individually but has he won more trophies since leaving than what we’ve won? That’s the way I look at it.
“I wouldn’t say that he shouldn’t have gone there; it was his dream to go there, so you have to respect that. But I just look at things in a plain, black and white way – I want to win trophies so why would I leave here?”
Rio Ferdinand has recently signed a new one-year contract at the club and is delighted to finish his career at the club, he added:
“I’ve had loads of offers over the years to go to other football clubs and there’s been loads of speculation in the papers every other year, but I’ve never really wanted to go anywhere
“I came to Man United for one simple reason and that was to win trophies, so I could retire and say how many trophies I’ve won and look back and say I’ve made a success of my career.
“That’s all you do and I’m sure most young players, or players in their prime, when they’re asked to come to Manchester United, that should be the question they ask themselves: ‘Have I got a chance to win?’ Do you want to be part of that history of the club? Normally the answer is yes.”