Rio not resting on laurels at Manchester United

The Red Devils centre-back is determined to continue Sir Alex Ferguson's legacy of winning silverware at Old Trafford, with veteran Ryan Giggs's record spurring him on
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is adamant that he will not rest on his laurels when the new season kicks off in August.

The 34-year-old will play in his testimonial against Sevilla on August 9 as new manager David Moyes approaches his first league game in charge at Old Trafford as the defender enters his 12th season at the club.

The former England international admits that he will never be happy with his medal collection and is already focusing on continuing the winning precedent set by Sir Alex Ferguson and topping Ryan Giggs' records.

"I'm not happy with what I have won, not when I can look around at people in the changing room and know they have got more than me," Ferdinand told reporters at a charity event.

"You always aim for the people above. That is what I did the day I walked through the door. I looked around and saw people with three, four, five titles and thought: 'I want to have that.'

"You set yourself targets all the time. I am never going to sit in that changing room and think: 'I am happy with what I have done.'"

The 2013-14 season is the start of the post-Ferguson era but Ferdinand believes that the United squad are more than capable of adapting to the change in circumstances and continue the club's winning ways.

"The new manager is going to want to put his own imprint on the team. That is what you would expect as players. We are open-minded to that," he continued, "but hopefully the fact he has got people in there who know how to get the job done will give him a little bit of time.

"The team can be on auto-pilot, with the manager just tinkering with things to make sure it is done in the right way.

"If we need to change tactics, that is when the manager comes into his own, with whatever training methods he wants to use. In terms of going out on a Saturday and getting games won, a lot of us have been doing it for years. That is why we have been here for so long and won so many things."