Released Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand expects to play on next season.

He wrote in the Mail on Sunday: "It is feasible that in the coming weeks, perhaps even while I'm in South America, I'll make a decision about the next stage in my career, and when that happens I'll tell you about it. But I have options on the table from several clubs in England and overseas for next season and I'm intending to play on if the right situation arises.

"There is, in all honesty, nothing settled yet. Whatever I do next has to be right for me and my family and I'm going to take it one season at a time. I'm keeping myself fit and in shape, doing my running and my workouts so I'll be ready for whatever new club I join."

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