Former United Star: "If I am the person on that list and the person they are going to talk to, then that time will come."
Rio Ferdinand has revealed he spoke to Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward about sporting director role at the club.
United have been pondering over a structural change that would see them hire someone to take care of the football operations at the club, and this would help channel Woodward's focus on the commercial side of things.
However, Ferdinand is one of a few who are being linked with the role at Old Trafford, and he expressed his desire for the position while speaking to BBC Sportsweek.
"I've always spoken to Ed since I left, anyway. I had that type of relationship with him," the former Red Devils star said.
"I've not seen him at a game, so all the chats I've had with him have been on the phone or I go and see him when I'm in London.
"I'm not the type to dilly-dally around. I've seen the stuff in the papers. 'What's that role about?' I've asked that question – so yes, I have spoken to him.
"I'm very honest and Ed's open and honest with me. Manchester United and the powers that be will decide as and when they are going to put someone into that role.
"If I am the person on that list and the person they are going to talk to, then that time will come.
"It's nice to be on a list in such a responsible role at such a prestigious club. If the call comes I will say, 'thank you very much for that', but if that call doesn't come, I'll not lose sleep over it."