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Ferdinand not thinking beyond Man Utd stay

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has no firm thoughts on whether to go into coaching or management when he eventually retires. The England centre-back said: "I may well want to stay within the game.

"I'm not sure, I've not really thought too deeply about that yet.

"I want to concentrate on keeping winning things and being successful with Manchester United. I'm not thinking beyond Manchester United at the moment."

Among Ferdinand's current projects is a new British gangster film, 'Dead Man Running'.

As well as investing in the movie, Ferdinand worked on the soundtrack and production - while youngsters from his Live The Dream foundation and competition winners enjoyed priceless work experience as runners and crew members.

"The things I'm doing now are just for now. They aren't thoughts of what I might be doing at the end of my career," he added.

"It's not really something I've always wanted to do - it just fell into my lap - but obviously I knew these people who were involved in it and they put it my way. I liked the script and they agreed all the things I asked for.

"It's a different experience and something that takes your mind off playing.

"Otherwise, I sit there just thinking 100% about football - and that's not good for me, because I end up thinking too much and getting messed up with too many thoughts in my mind about the game.

"It's good to take your mind off it.

"I've got two kids, which helps you do that as well, so it was a good mix."

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