Man Utd defender Ferdinand: England retirement was right decision

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has no regrets over his international retirement. Ferdinand retired from international football last season.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has no regrets over his international retirement.

Ferdinand retired from international football last season.

He told the Manchester Evening News: "I know that retiring from international football was far better for me and for Man United. I know it is a positive for my game and for the club. Believe me it wasn’t a decision I took lightly. People assume it was a rash decision but they couldn’t be any more wrong.

"It is never easy having to decide to give up something you love and I did love playing for my country. I was so proud. I thought about playing for England ever since I was a young kid. I thought about pulling on that white shirt even before I thought about playing for any club. It was my boyhood ambition."

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