"I don't want to go over what happened before. I think it's obvious that I am happy at United.
"It's important to me that I can secure my future here. It's important for everyone to get themselves sorted out and I think the club are trying to tie down lots of players.
"That bodes well for the future of the club. It's a fantastic place to play, the fans are brilliant and I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be."
Ferdinand has revealed that the process is already underway, and he is anxious for the matter to be resolved as soon as possible.
He said: "The club have made contact with my agent and we'll go from there, but hopefully it will be done quickly."