Rio Ferdinand on QPR struggles: No one is built to last forever

The 36-year-old centre-back has been discussing how he was forced to adapt during his last years at Manchester United and beyond.

Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand admits 'no one is built to last forever' after a poor start to the Premier League season at Loftus Road.

The 36-year-old left Manchester United on a free transfer this summer, joining Harry Redknapp at the R's for the coming campaign.

Ferdinand's form, however, has seen him dropped from the first-team picture and he admits he has had to adapt his game during the twilight of his career - both at Man United and since joining QPR.

“No one is built to last forever, I understand that,” the former Manchester United defender told the Independent.

“It is part of the game and you have to play a different way. My last two years at United, I had to really adjust the way I played and play off different senses.

"I used to want to race forwards... my position will be different now. I will be trying to tell the guy on the ball not to play it into the channel. There are different ways of adjusting.”

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