Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is looking forward to their preseason tour of the USA.

Ferdinand admits he's impressed by the progress of MLS in recent years.

"We always enjoy going over to play in America," Rio told MUTV.

"MLS is doing very well now and more and more people are aware of it over here. They've had some big players come over from Europe to play there as well like Becks, Freddie Ljungberg and Thierry Henry.

"The facilities are fantastic and it's great to be able to visit new places when you go on tour. I'm sure it'll be a good trip and we're all looking forward to it."

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