Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is happy to see the club utilise the loan system.

Ferdinand found his time at Bournemouth invaluable while coming through at West Ham United.

"I look on my time at Bournemouth with really fond memories," he explained to "It was a very important time in my development. Any young player who gets the opportunity to go out on loan should grab it with both hands if they are not getting the opportunity at the club they are at. It can be the making of you as a player."