The QPR defender left Old Trafford in the summer alongside former centre-back partner Nemanja Vidic and United have been unable to properly replace them.
So if Louis van Gaal is on the lookout for a central defender over January, Ferdinand believes Godin is the right man.
He placed his support behind the Uruguayan defender while he starred in Ateltico’s draw with Real Madrid last night.
Godin…..if @ManUtd are looking to strenghen in defence i hope they are onto him! Solid
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) January 15, 2015