Ferdinand has been impressed with how incoming boss David Moyes has resisted the temptation to change too much of what is clearly a winning formula.
He said: "The manager knows I've got a certain way that I need to train, that I know my body - like Giggsy (Ryan Giggs) as well. He has kind of left it open to us to continue what we were doing to get us (playing) last season.
"That's been fantastic for me because you get worried a little bit and think 'oh, it's a new manager, is he going to let us continue our regimes that we're involved in to get us out to play football and to train every day?'
"But it's the sign of a great manager that he has (let that continue)."
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