Rio: I want to become United skipper

Ferdinand was skipper at his former club Leeds United in his last season at the club.

Rio said on the launch of his autobiography Rio: My Story: “Like any other player I want to be captain of my club.

“It’s the manager’s decision and Gary was a more than worthy candidate who was also in the reckoning for the England captaincy.

“I’d love to be captain of Manchester United but right now it is Gary Neville and I am more than happy with that”