Ferdinand started his career with West Ham United before moving to Leeds United and then on to Old Trafford where he enjoyed 12 trophy-laden years.
'You want to stretch is as long as possible'
The ex Anfield enforcer, now with LA Galaxy admitted he missed the Premier League and playing for Liverpool and England, revealing he wanted to prolong his career for as long as possible.
"I'm sure Rio and Wrighty say the same you know you want to stretch it as long as you can," Gerrard said on BT Sport.
But retired Ferdinand interjected with some advice and made a frank admission in the process.
"Just don't go on too long like I did mate!" he told his former Three Lions teammate.
Ferdinand later posted out a clip of the moment on his Twitter saying: "Giving Stevie some much needed advice last night on BT Sport."
Humble to the end
The great thing about the clip was it showed Ferdinand's humility.
Despite all the trophies he has won and adulation he enjoyed at his clubs, Ferdinand is clearly not too proud to admit he should have hung his boots up sooner.
Instead he tried to eek out his Premier League career with that ill-fated spell at Loftus Road.
That should not take away from Ferdinand's legacy, though, which is surely secure as one of the greats of the modern era.