"I want to continue playing - that's the aim," he told BT Sport. "The legs haven't given way yet.
"Whether that's at Manchester United or somewhere else depends on what the club want to do.
"We'll have to wait and see at the end of the season. We'll do what we did last season - speak and see where we're at."
Asked whether his preference would be to stay at United beyond his current deal, Ferdinand said: "Of course. That's the dream.
"I'm living the dream and want that to continue."