Ferdinand admits de Gea is young â€“ heâ€™s only played two seasons of senior football â€“ but he's confident the former Atletico Madrid man will slot in well at Old Trafford.
â€śItâ€™s not a problem having a new goalkeeper,â€ť Ferdinand told Sky Sports News. â€śBut it is something [the language barrier] we have to address straight away. Heâ€™s young and thatâ€™s the good thing. This is what people are so excited about.
â€śI was hungry to win and had the desire to win. Hopefully those players will have the same attitude.â€ť
Certainly, settling in to life at Old Trafford shouldnâ€™t be difficult. In fact, Ferdinand maintains it's "one of the easiest clubs to come to".
â€śItâ€™s not hard to come into this club,â€ť Rio revealed. â€śThere are so many easygoing lads that just want to do well together. We get on off the training pitch and we enjoy ourselves."