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Ferdinand urges Rooney to stay at Manchester United

Alagappan V
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1.53K   //    09 Jul 2013, 17:24 IST

Leaving Manchester United would be a wrong choice- Ferdinand

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has urged Wayne Rooney to re-evaluate his decision about leaving Old Trafford by saying that there is no better place to win trophies.

He said: “I think 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.”

Citing the example of what has happened to Cristiano Ronaldo after leaving United in 2009, the former England international said: “I don’t see where you go better from here.

“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?”

“Who am I going to go to who is going to win more trophies than us? Obviously you could say that Barcelona have won more trophies but I’m in my country where I’m from, and you’re proud when you win the league in your country.”

The defender also revealed that he had never considered leaving the club. He added: “I’ve had loads of offers over the years to go to other football clubs but I’ve never really wanted to go anywhere.

“I came to Man United for one simple reason and that was to win trophies, so I could retire and say how many trophies I’ve won and look back and say I’ve made a success of my career.”

Source: The Guardian

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