The 34-year-old Manchester United defender could have answered England manager
Ferdinand told the
"I couldn't sacrifice my fitness for the sake of a few more England caps.
"It would not have been fair on United, it would have been a disservice to the club and to England."
Ferdinand also revealed he considered quitting the game when Sir
He said: "Sir Alex leaving did make me think: Is it time for me to go too?"
English Premier League
Manchester United defender