"There is a winning mentality at United that is as strong as I have known since I signed for the club," said Ferdinand, who arrived at Old Trafford back in 2002.
"The desire not to concede goals, to be winners, to achieve things and claim more titles and victories is just incredible.
"Once you get on a roll like this, it's in the back of our mind when you are warming up and playing. That's the kind of mentality we need with England.
"First and foremost we want to win the game, then to do so in as effective a manner as we can."