Ferdinand 'open' to United return

English Premier League

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has opened the door for a return to the Premier League giants.

The former Red Devils and England captain won 14 major titles over 12 seasons at Old Trafford before retiring after a short stint with QPR in 2015.

Having worked in punditry with and shortly moving into boxing, the club icon revealed he's open to starting his career in coaching and join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's technical team.

The former Norway striker has already roped in the likes of Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher and Sir Alex Ferguson's former first-team coach Mike Phelan since succeeding Jose Mourinho in the hotseat.

"Yeah, of course I would [be interested in a coaching role]," Ferdinand told the Stretford Paddock.

"Listen, I love Man United, it's as simple as that, do you know what I mean? You go to Man United and you play there for 12 and a bit years - you can't help but fall in love with the club.

"So, an opportunity to work at the club in some capacity is definitely a conversation that I'd have, because I love the club.

"What role it would be, I don't know, but if it came up, yeah, (I) would definitely be open to speaking and trying to work something out."

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