Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has shrugged off not being nominated for the Ballon d'Or this year.

"Everyone wants to be a striker," he said.

"It is the most glorified position in the game and I just love to see people score goals.

"As defenders we know our worth. We don't need to shout it from the roof tops.

"We have no gripes with the people who score goals getting the adulation. It is the hardest part of the game."