Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has claimed playing for the Red Devils is a bigger experience than for the England national team.
Ferdinand has struggled for fitness with United this term, while he has not featured for his country since 2011. Indeed, the defender was left out of the Euro 2012 squad, despite an injury to Gary Cahill, and his future at international level looks unsure.
However, Ferdinand insists that the pressure of playing for the biggest club in the world is still miles ahead of wearing the Three Lions shirt.
"Before I signed for United in 2002, I remember talking to Nicky Butt at the World Cup in Japan," Ferdinand told The Sun.
"He said, 'If you think you get a big following with England, wait until you sign for United'. I didn't really get it at the time but he was absolutely right."
"When we tour places like Asia with United, it's just amazing. The interest is so much more than anything you experience with England."