But Ferdinand says there was no way he was going to leave Manchester United.
He recalled to the Sunday Express: "I spoke to Roma and there was also interest from Barcelona and Madrid at one time, but when I was at Manchester United and there was interest from other clubs I was winning things at Manchester United. So my head was never turned to go anywhere else.
"You tell someone from Manchester United or a team that's winning things that they could go abroad and you would be hard pressed to get them to go.
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