Rio Ferdinand to leave Manchester United in summer after 12 years

Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand has announced his exit from the club after not being offered a new contract at Old Trafford, reports The Telegraph.

The Ex-England skipper is set to leave Manchester United this summer. Although, his contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

Ferdinand, 35, departure will bring to an end of his glittering spell of 12 years at the club, where he made 454 appearances and helped United win six Premier League titles, the Champions League and two League Cups.

Man United confirmed on their official Twitter account:

A classy defender, Ferdinand made his United debut in 2002 and his final appearance for the Red Devils was in the Premier League 1-1 draw at Southampton on Sunday.

After 12 fantastic years, I have decided the time is right for me to move on,” said Ferdinand on his website.

Ferdinand is keen to keep playing football and is now looking for a new club, the player is reported to have good enough offers from Dubai, China and Major League Soccer clubs.