Ferdinand knows his United career is coming to an end.
"My association with the club will be there forever," he said.
"Moving on was never in my mind. That first press conference, when I walked through the doors of the club, seeing the manager, seeing the pictures of all the old players, I grasped it straightaway.
"I wanted to be part of the history of this club and to do that I have to stay here for a good amount of time.
"I achieved that and hopefully I have a few more chapters.
"But when I do eventually hang my boots up, I have great memories to take away.
"The manager said the other day that not many players play for one club for 10 years any more. It doesn't happen.
"To do it at a club like Manchester United that are fighting for league titles and different trophies every year, is good."