Rio Ferdinand has declared he'd like to sign a new deal with Manchester United.

The defender proved the matchwinner in victory over Swansea City yesterday.

Ferdinand is out of contract at the end of the season but the 34-year-old is hoping Ferguson can influence the powers that be at United to give him a new one.

He said: "It'd be nice. I'll have to speak to the board and hopefully the manager puts in a good word in for me!"