Ferdinand and Lampard go way back of course, to their youth days at West Ham United.
And it is no surprise to see the pair still going strong heading into their mid-30s.
"Me and Lamps came through the same youth team," said Ferdinand. "We roomed together and have done loads together. I have lots of respect for what he has done.
"I thought he would score on the first day of the season to remind people he is still about and as hungry as ever.
"That is the way we were brought up. That is our mentality."
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