Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand feels he'll benefit from a full preseason under his belt.

With no Euros action, Ferdinand was able to prepare for this campaign uninterrupted.

He told Inside United: "Yeah I think so but to be honest I'll have a better idea of that in December/January time when the games start coming thick and fast. That's when it really hits you and you know the hard work really has to the start and you begin to think about the home stretch. I'll probably get a better gage of where I'm at [fitness-wise] and the benefit of having the summer off then."