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Angel di Maria can still be a Man United legend, says Rio Ferdinand

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Angel di Maria can still be a Manchester United legend despite his difficult first season at the club, the club's former defender Rio Ferdinand...

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Man Utd legend savages racist Chelsea fans but fears no change

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has savaged the racist Chelsea fans who shoved a black man off a Paris tube before the Blues Champions League match against PSG on Tuesday night.

The shocking incident, which has led to widespread criticism, especially after the brazen chants from the fans of "we're racist, we're racist and that's the way we like it", has left the now QPR defender questioning whether the authorities can really stamp out the problem, which is as much a social phenomena as it is to do with football.

Manchester United 2014 Review Part 1.

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Manchester United's last twelve months will be remembered as unremarkable for a club that had enjoyed unparalleled success, year after year, under Sir Alex Ferguson. A turbulent year that saw...

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Xavi’s British CL Dream Team dominated by United players

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Goalkeeper: Fraser Forster

Defenders: Rio Ferdinand, Sol Campbell, John Terry

Midfielders: Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Paul Gascoigne

Forwards: Theo Walcott, Wayne Rooney

QPR and ex-Man Utd star Rio Ferdinand’s defence of ‘sket’ comment not credible

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The Football Association has insisted that QPR defender Rio Ferdinand's defence for using the offensive term "sket" on Twitter was...

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3-match ban for Rio Ferdinand – find out why

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Queens Park Rangers centre-back Rio Ferdinand has been handed a three-match ban and a £25,000 fine from the FA for comments he made on Twitter.

The former Manchester United and England captain has been punished for using the word 'sket' on his account.

Manchester United Legend Set To Be Axed By Club After Just 6 Months

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Rio Ferdinand's adventure with Queens Park Rangers may be set to come to a premature end, as the club are considering releasing the Englishman in January, according to reports in The Guardian today.

Serializations Clouding The Bigger Picture With Soccer Autobiographies

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Currently, in the United Kingdom the serialization of a top sporting figure's autobiography is gripping the media and the sporting world. It has drawn responses from all quarters and no one involved comes out of this sorry saga looking terribly good.

Of course I'm referring to the autobiography of former England Cricketer Kevin Pietersen but I could have well been talking about Roy Keane's latest tome.

Man Utd will “comfortably” get Champions League, says Rio Ferdinand

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Manchester United will "comfortably" secure a Champions League spot this season, according to their former defender Rio Ferdinand. The...

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Roy Keane Reveals Reasons Behind His Manchester United Departure

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Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has shed new light on the reasons behind his Old Trafford exit in 2005.

Rumors have circulated for years that Keane's departure from the club stemmed from a MUTV interview where the United midfielderinfamously blasted teammates Rio Ferdinand, Edwin van der Sar, Ruud van Nistelrooy, John O'Shea, Darren Fletcher, Kieran Richardson and Alan Smith.

5 Reasons Why Rio Ferdinand Is Disliked By So Many Soccer Fans

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Rio Ferdinand. The name conjures up a myriad of emotions and thoughts for soccer fans, both positive and negative. A flamboyant and contentious personality like Ferdinand is bound to be divisive, and it often seems that the majority of fans (not just fans of rival teams) dislike Ferdinand. What is it about Ferdinand that is so easy to hate?

Rio Ferdinand says Robin van Persie suffered most at Man Utd after Sir Alex Ferguson left

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Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has admitted the club badly struggled after Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as manager with...

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Angry Wayne Rooney used to smash phones, says former Man Utd teammate Rio Ferdinand

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Rio Ferdinand has revealed that his former Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney was a "very angry man" who used to regularly smash up...

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Manchester United Supporters Are Owed An Apology From Rio Ferdinand Following His Latest Confessions

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Excerpts fromQueens Park Rangersdefender Rio Ferdinand's new book titled "#2Sides", serialized in The Sun this week, have been making the rounds in the press.

The former Manchester United captain'sthoughts on his and his teammates' experience of working under David Moyes last season have made headlines onnumerous back pages.

Moyes was “amateurish” and “embarassing”

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Rio Ferdinand has hit out at David Moyes for trying to impose a vision on United, despite the Scotsman, who was also lambasted for adopting "embarrassing" tactics, himself not being too clear about the plan.

Ferdinand returned to Old Trafford on Sunday after leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer, having brought a 10-year career at United to an end in disappointing fashion as the club endured an absolute nightmare of a season under the former Everton manager, who was criticised by Ferdinand for creating a "bad vibe".

Rio Ferdinand: David Moyes left Man Utd players confused and unhappy

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Rio Ferdinand has revealed that his former Manchester United boss David Moyes left the players unhappy and confused. The Scot suffered a horror...

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Rio Ferdinand accuses ex-Man Utd boss of being an amateur

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Rio Ferdinand has accused his former Manchester United boss David Moyes of being an "amateur" during his doomed spell at the club. The...

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LIVE BLOG: Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers

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Good afternoon comrades, and welcome to today's Live Blog coverage of Manchester United v QPR in the Premier League. What a day for United supporters, debuts aplenty, the most expensive side we've ever fielded, Rio Ferdinand returns... all the ingredients for a memorable game of football. Van Gaal has abandoned his three at the back system already, will QPR be able to cope with the array of dazzling attacking talent they'll be facing today?

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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Julian Green's loan stint with Bundesliga side Hamburg kicks off today, as we find out just what his new club has planned for him.

Green and Hamburg take on Hannover 96 in one of the matches that will attract the most interest from Americans eager to see if Green is ready to earn regular minutes with Hamburg.

Rio: It’ll be emotional going back to Old Trafford

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When last season ended, Rio Ferdinand's future was still up in the air. It was only after the final game of the season that Manchester United confirmed that they would not be renewing Ferdinand's contract.

Ahead of his Old Trafford return on Sunday, Ferdinand has admitted it will be emotional for him coming back.

Rio Ferdinand admits it was right time to leave Man Utd

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Rio Ferdinand has admitted it was the right time to leave Manchester United in the summer after the club decided not to offer him an extension. The...

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Glazers Are Not to Blame For Lack of Squad Quality at Manchester United

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This will not be a popular opinion, but the Glazers and Ed Woodward are not to blame for the lack of squad quality at Manchester United. The facts show that the Glazers have loosened the purse strings whenever they have been asked to.

Here is a comparison that will further elucidate this point.

RoM Reads

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Scott writes for The Metro about whether LvG will save Tom Cleverley's United career.

Scott writes for Bleacher Report about the highs and lows of Rio Ferdinand's career.

The Guardian reports on Rio's claims that Rooney should be the next England captain.

The Mirror looks at which players did and didn't do well against Inter.

New signings imminent at United

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Ed Woodward has told Manchester United fans the club will be extremely busy over the next couple of weeks and that fans should expect various arrivals and departures before the Premier League gets underway on August 15th against Swansea.

Having already spent more than £50m on Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, United have lost Ryan Giggs, who retired at the end of last season, while Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Federico Macheda and Alex Buttner have all left the club and the quartet is set to be follow suit by another couple of players, including Patrice Evra.


FIFA 15 Ultimate Team | Team of the Year Prediction - ft. Rio Ferdinand, Barton, Walker, Akinfenwa

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EA SPORTS will release its FIFA Ultimate Team of the Year on January 12th. Based on the Official FIFPro World XI, the FUT Team of the Year gives gamers the opportunity to play with and against the best players in the world, with their in game stats boosted to reflect their outstanding form in 2014.

Union bits, playoff results, Blazer wore a wire, more news

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Wenger working on fitness, Edu on analysis. New England and New York win, draws in the West. Report says disgraced FIFA/CONCACAF official Chuck Blazer wore a wire for FBI and IRS. More.


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Louis Saha on starting Wilson against Liverpool and O’Shea’s goal at the Kop

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Louis Saha played in six games against Liverpool, including the game at Old Trafford which saw Rio Ferdinand score an injury time winning header, as well as when John O'Shea scored at the death in front of the Kop, which put United nine points clear at the top of the table.

In an exclusive interview with The Republik of Mancunia on behalf of 888Sport.

Quest for a ‘classy’ United

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The word ‘classy' appears in football prattle with increasing regularity, now considered the acme of all behaviour; gestures, non-gestures, tweets, messages of support, banners, all of that. Truth is, one of the things that's so compelling about football is the opportunity to ignore a goodly chunk of these precise mores and pressures, because, after all, it's only football.


Read Our Progress Report on QPR’s Performances for October-November

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Since my August-September progress report, things could not have been more up and down for Rangers. Successive away game displays saw the R's lose to both Southampton and West Ham United. To be honest this seems longer ago than it actually was, thanks to an international break, and made Queens Park Rangerslook like a team that did not deserve or even want to be playing in the top-flight.

QPR’s ex-Man Utd defender Rio Ferdinand banned for three games over ‘sket’ comment

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"@ManCunian56: @rioferdy5 @matiousmarston Maybe QPR will sign a good CB they need one" > get ya mum in, plays the field well son! #sket...

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Rio Ferdinand Announces Plan To Retire At End Of The Season On The Jonathan Ross Chat Show

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By Chris Wright

There have been whispers on the wind in recent weeks, but Rio Ferdinandhas now openly stated his intention to retire from football at the end of the current season.

The cynic in us would suggest that he's about three years too late, but hey ho.

Ferdinand, who turns 36 in November, said as much in an interview with Jonathan Ross onthe latter'sITV chat show, scheduled to air this Saturday evening.

Preview – Queens Park Rangers vs. Liverpool

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Queens Park Rangers and Liverpool are two teams which thus far have failed to meet expectations for the 2014/2015 Premier League season. After a high profile transfer window with each team losing their main source of proven top-flight firepower, both QPR and Liverpool are struggling for form.

Last season's should have been champions, Liverpool, have by no means displayed poor footballing efforts in the grand scheme of things.

Scruffy Git: Rio Ferdinand Officially Unveiled At QPR, Wears Baseball Cap For The Occasion (Photo)

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In which Rio Ferdinand is officially unveiled as a QPR player by manager Harry Redknapp, unveiling his new squad number (no.5, of course) while looking like a six-year-old pretending to be a train driver...

PHOTO: #QPR defender @rioferdy5 and manager Harry Redknapp poses with his new @NikeUK shirt and squad number pic.

Video: Ex-Man Utd defender Rio Ferdinand performs his QPR initiation song

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QPR's summer signings Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker have been filmed performing initiation songs in front of their new team-mates. Former...

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Sir Alex Ferguson

RvP: Fergie was furious with us even when we were 15 points clear

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In Rio Ferdinand's recent autobiography, he claimed the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson hit Robin van Persie harder than any of the other players.

The Dutchman has today confirmed what Rio said and talked of his admiration of our former manager.

Rio is a great guy. He talks a lot but there is some truth in that.

Rio: I remember RvP’s face when Fergie announced retirement

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Speaking the Clare Balding show, Rio Ferdinand has talked about the day that the players found of Sir Alex Ferguson was retiring.

"It was a shock," said Rio. "We walked in that morning and it was all in the papers, but you never believe the papers. So we were just debating what was going on.

The Rest

Rio: I was next in line to take a penalty in Moscow

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Rio Ferdinand was on the Clare Balding show and has talked about the night in Moscow when we beat Chelsea in the European Cup final.

Following missed penalties from Cristiano Ronaldo and John Terry, the shoot-out went in to sudden death. Ryan Giggs, on the night be broke Sir Bobby Charlton's appearance record, slotted away his penalty, before Nicolas Anelka stepped up.

Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker’s Terrible QPR Initiation

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Premier League returnee's QPR wrapped up the signings of experienced centre halves Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker for the up coming season this month however despite their wealth of experience the pair still had to go through a rigorous initiation "Singing" during the clubs tour of Germany!

Let's hope their football is alot better than their singing or it could be another brief stay in the top flight for the R's!

Rio Ferdinand’s New Autobiography Has A Hashtag In The Title Because Of Course It Does

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By Chris Wright

Not that we read many sporting autobiographies on "stultifying dullness" grounds, but it's good of Rio Ferdinand to provide more than one reason for us to steer way clear of his new autobiography.

Yep, that's right: Rio's only gone and crowbarreda Twitter-friendly hashtag in the title.