Rio Ferdinand has spoken for the first time since the announcement of him retiring from International football with England.
Ferdinand’s retirement announcement broke first thing on Wednesday morning. In a week where ‘retirement’ has been the word at Manchester United, it was hot on the lips again as they arrived at Old Trafford this evening.
Speaking with MUTV at the Player of the Year Awards said:
“It’s not an easy thing to do, retire from playing for your country.
“I’m as passionate as the next man and I always loved doing that. But there comes a time when your body tells you what to do. As much as I’ve been trying to steer away from that, my body was the telling factor.
“If I’m to remain fit and well and playing at the highest level, something had to give somewhere and international football was it.”
Hopefully Ferdinand will continue to have a few seasons left at Old Trafford.