"I just think it’s a natural progression for the senior players and it becomes your duty almost to not force it on the young players but to lead the way and lead by example," Ferdinand told manutd.com. "When you need to talk to players or give them a nudge in the right direction, you’re there to do that. That’s what comes with being a Manchester United player after a few years."
Ferdinand happy with senior leadership role at Man Utd
Rio Ferdinand is happy to take a leadership role at Manchester United.