Ferdinand takes great pride in keeping opposition attacks silent.
He told manutd.com: "I know everybody loves to watch players scoring goals but I equally enjoy stopping them. For me, to make a good block or to keep a clean sheet is as good as scoring a goal. It hasn't always been that way - when I was a kid I used to love scoring - but I've grown into that and that's what I enjoy now.
"As a centre-half you look at the 'goals against' column before the 'goals for' column. I admit there are times when I love to sit down and watch the beautiful game and admire great goals, but not if they're scored against us!"