Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has hinted his future may lie in management.

"I wake up more and more now thinking that I'd love to stay in the game in some capacity - as a coach or a manager. I'm not sure. I've got ages yet," Ferdinand told the Observer.

"I don't dwell too much on it. When I finish my career, I'll sit down and take stock, but to make a decision now would be... silly. But the TV and my other interests... it's appealing, but they're hobbies. I know that I'm a footballer first and foremost and nothing else will ever get in the way of that."