23/05/2013 12:38, Report by Communications Department

Ferdinand agrees new deal

Rio Ferdinand has signed a new one-year contract, in a deal that will see the defender complete his 12th season as a first team player. 

The centre-back has made 432 appearances since his debut in 2002 and won his sixth Barclays Premier League medal with the club this season.

David Moyes said: “It is clear for everyone to see that Rio has had one of his best seasons with the club and I think even from the outside you can see what a big character Rio is around the dressing room, so I am delighted he has signed a new contract. I am looking forward to working with him.”

Rio Ferdinand said: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. Who wouldn’t want to play in this fantastic team in front of 76,000 fans each week? It has been an incredible journey and I am glad it will continue. I can now fully concentrate on my club career which has worked well for me over the past few years.” 

“This is a great team to be part of and we are now moving into a new era with the club which is very exciting. I have met with David I am really looking forward to working with him and winning many more trophies with this great club."

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