Ferdinand focused on United
Defender not worrying about possible recall for England
Last Updated: July 17, 2012 3:49pm
Rio Ferdinand: Defender is focused on Manchester United and not an England recall
Rio Ferdinand insists he will be focusing on his form for Manchester United this season, rather than worrying about a possible England return.
The 33-year-old was left out of England's Euro 2012 squad due to 'footballing reasons' by Roy Hodgson, but has no plans to retire from international football.
The centre-half's priority, though, is to play regularly for United during the 2012/13 campaign and he is happy to let England take care of itself.
Asked if he thought he could add to his 81 caps, Ferdinand said: "My answer's the same as last season.
"Manchester United is at the forefront of my mind. It's my club and this is what I love doing.
"If anything else comes of it, so be it, but I don't think about anything else except for playing for Manchester United and hopefully winning back the league.
"It has been well documented that I have had injuries over the last few seasons. Last season, thanks to the physios and sports science team at United, I felt I managed my back really well. They helped me through.
"Long may that continue because I would like to play a similar amount of games this season."