"I am delighted to have signed for another year," Rio Ferdinand said.
Manchester, England (Sports Network) -
Manchester United announced Thursday that Rio Ferdinand has signed a one-year contract extension to keep the defender at Old Trafford for a 12th season.
Ferdinand joined United in 2002 in a big-money move from Leeds United. He has become a mainstay in the Red Devils defense, helping the club claim six Premier League titles since his arrival.
The 34-year-old called time on his England career last week and is now free to focus on bringing success to United under the guidance of new manager David Moyes.
Bayern ready to assume the throne
By Tim Keeble, Soccer Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
Bayern Munich has been by far the most dominant team in Europe this season, walking to the Bundesliga title and brushing aside both Juventus and Barcelona among others on its way to the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Bayern will be favored to beat fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in club soccer's showpiece event this weekend, and the team has the chance to become the first German side to capture the treble.
But the Bavarians' dominance this season didn't happen overnight, rather it is the culmination of a process that began with a humbling defeat to Barcelona four years ago.