The Red Devils defender says Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Real Madrid is the perfect example to illustrate that Old Trafford remains the place to be to win trophies
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Ferdinand cites former Cristiano Ronaldo as an example of a player who left United but then failed to recreate similar success at Real Madrid.
"I don't see where you go better from here," the centre-back told The Guardian.
"For instance, Cristiano has been ridiculous as a football player individually but has he won more trophies since leaving than what we've won? That's the way I look at it.
"I wouldn't say that he shouldn't have gone there; it was his dream to go there, so you have to respect that, but I just look at things in a black-and-white way: I want to win trophies so why would I leave here?
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Ferdinand says that he will not try to convince Rooney to stay, insisting that the forward is more than capable of making up his own mind.
He declared: "When someone is at your club who has been there for the length of time he's been there – I think this is his ninth season, so he's more than clued up to understand the dynamics of the club and what goes on at the club - and so he's mature enough now and old enough to make his own mind up."
The defender himself signed a one-year contract extension in May and plans to end his career at the club.
"I'd like to [finish playing at United], yeah," Ferdinand added. "I wouldn't play for anyone else in England. I wouldn't want to come to Old Trafford as an away player – it just wouldn't feel right. If I played for another team, it would have to be abroad."