Rio Ferdinand’s contract expires next summer, something Sir Alex Ferguson was only recently reminded of, but has yet to decide on his future. The manager has indicated he will be offered a year extension to his current deal which he signed in 2008 but it appears as though Rio is keeping his options open.

“It’s always good to hear the manager say things like that but you have to take every week and month as it comes,” Ferdinand said. “The best thing I can do is to look at it at Christmas, and then again in the summer to see how I’m feeling and go from there. But hearing the manager say things like that definitely puts the spring back in your step. I’ll have a better idea of that in December or January time when the games start coming thick and fast. That is when it really hits you and you know the hard work really has to start. I’ll probably get a better gauge of where I’m at fitness wise and the benefit of having the summer off then.”

Ferdinand will have been at the club for over ten years this summer. Given his injury record, it could be likely that Rio is set to have his testimonial at the end of the season before getting a longer and more lucrative contract from a move abroad. I bet Rio can see himself at LA Galaxy…