Ferdinand is not ashamed to admit that the change of manager left him worrying about his own playing future. But he seemingly need not have worried - he has played every Premier League minute under the Scot so far this season.
"It's natural to worry about things going on and you wonder, 'will the manager like me or play me'?" he says. "But everyone had that, were able to start from a clean slate and had the chance to impress him from the beginning of the season."
As for life under Moyes, he told the London Evening Standard: "He just wants to continue the success we've had. He has a slightly different approach obviously, with some different but very good people around him with very much the same squad as last season. So things haven't changed hugely, we're moving forward in the same way with different ideas."
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