Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says football is all about trophies. With United's young pretenders threatening to knock Ferdinand and other established regulars down the pecking order, even training matches at the club's Carrington complex are fiercely contested.

Ferdinand said: "If you get beaten in training there is normally an argument or finger pointing.

"That desire never wavers. When you pull on that shirt you cannot go out there with a feeling any less than wanting to win.

"I have said from the day I arrived to the day I leave that you will be judged on what you won.

"You can be a great player and win nothing, then you don't get remembered.

"You have to be part of a team that wins - that is the driving force behind this squad."