Both his form and experience lead Ferguson to conclude Ferdinand would be a valuable member of Roy Hodgson's squad.
"He has done fantastic this season," said the United boss.
"There was a period where I played him in three games in seven days from the end of January but apart from that it has been every seven days.
"He has coped very well and has had a fantastic season.
"I don't know if Roy's thinking about the situation because I haven't spoken to him but experience is going to be important in the European Championships.
"I think Phil Jones and Chris Smalling should go but they have not played a lot of football this season in terms of centre-back play, so you go back to what you're left with.