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"Last season was only my second season here of not winning anything major and I don’t want to experience that again."

- Rio Ferdinand

14/11/2012 16:17, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Rio targets trophies

I’m sure we’ll be prepared for that. We played at Besiktas a few years ago which was similar so we’ll know what to expect.

What’s the loudest crowd you’ve played in front of?
Probably Celtic away. The noise the fans make there is incredible.

Have you ever known a time at United when the manager has had so many quality options as he does at the moment?
No, I think the manager now has the most options he's had since I’ve been here. There are almost two players for each position. It’s fantastic and great to be a part of it.

Finally, what are your goals for yourself and United for the rest of 2012/13?
Personally I just want to keep playing to a high standard and play as many games as I can. Last season I managed to get 30-odd games under my belt and if I do that again I’ll see that as a successful season personally. But most importantly it’s about the team and we need to make sure we finish the season with some trophies. Last season was only my second season here of not winning anything and I don’t want to experience that again. We want trophies in the cabinet this year – that’s our aim.

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