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

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Manchester United Legend Set To Be Axed By Club After Just 6 Months - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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.

PHOTO: Ex-Manchester United man Rio Ferdinand wearing the QPR shirt

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PHOTO: Ex-Manchester United man Rio Ferdinand wearing the QPR shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has completed his free transfer to Premier League side QPR, with the 35-year-old signing a one-year contract at Loftus Road.

Ferdinand, who previously played under Hoops boss Harry Redknapp at West Ham, spent 12 years at Old Trafford prior to the move, and can't wait to get started in London next season:

"I had a lot of offers from all over the world but the draw for me was to play in the Premier League," Ferdinandsaid.

Rio Ferdinand Joins QPR On A Free Transfer

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Queens Park Rangers has announced that Rio Ferdinand has joined the club on a free transfer.

Ferdinand said,

"I used to sit in the Loft – my Dad used bring me here as a young boy. QPR was the first professional club to ever sign me.

"There are great memories for me here – for my family.

Manchester United legend confirms his next move on Twitter

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Manchester United legend confirms his next move on Twitter - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has confirmed that he will join Queens Park Rangers in the summer transfer window.

The former England international was allowed to leave Old Trafford as a free agent after the Red Devils decided not to extend his contract.

Rio Ferdinand calls on Man Utd to trust young defenders

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Personally the young CB's at @ManUtd deserve a chance to prove themselves...i believe in them all.Time will tell. Rio Ferdinand...

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United legend: Liverpool should allow Suarez join Barca only if they give Alexis Sanchez

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged Liverpool to allow Luis Suarez join Barcelona, only if they get Alexis Sanchez as a part of the swap deal.

The 27-year-old's future at Anfield remains uncertain as the Premier League superstar is set to leave the Merseyside club and sign for the La Liga giants.

QPR

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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PICTURE: Rio Ferdinand in a QPR shirt

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Rio Ferdinand has officially made the move to QPR on a free transfer after his contract at United wasn't renewed.

"I used to sit in the Loft – my Dad used bring me here as a young boy," he said. "QPR was the first professional club to ever sign me. There are great memories for me here – for my family.

Ex-Man Utd stalwart Rio Ferdinand reveals he’s on his way to sign for QPR

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Thumbs up re medical now on to the the exciting part #Signature EnRoute to Loftus Road.... #QPR Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 17, 2014...

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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.

World Cup Team of the Tournament: Who is in the best XI of Brazil 2014?

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World Cup Team of the Tournament: Who is in the best XI of Brazil 2014? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the wake of the fantastically entertaining World Cup finals in Brazil, the BBC have released a team picked by their pundits as the Team of the Tournament. Former England trio; Alan Shearer, Chris Waddle and Rio Ferdinand put their heads together with on-location Brazil correspondent, Tim Vickery, to select the best XI from the stunning competition.

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EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – I hope Holland win World Cup for Robin’s sake

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Rio took time out of his busy schedule helping to promote EA SPORTS UFC to talk to us at RoM.

As some of you may know, Rio is a huge fan of the UFC and he recently took part in a training camp with the UFC's Brad Pickett who taught him what it really means to Feel The Fight!

In part four of RoM's exclusive interview with Rio Ferdinand, our former defender talks to Noorudean Choudry about the World Cup.

EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – Disappointed to miss out on LvG doing things differently at United

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Rio took time out of his busy schedule helping to promote EA SPORTS UFCto talk to us at RoM.

As some of you may know, Rio is a huge fan of the UFC andhe recently took part in a training camp with the UFC's Brad Pickett whotaught him what it really means to Feel The Fight!

In part three of RoM's exclusive interview with Rio Ferdinand, our former defender talks to Noorudean Choudry about life after United.

EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – What happened with Kenyon and Chelsea

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In part two of RoM's exclusive interview with Rio Ferdinand, who was speaking to promote the launch of EA SPORTS UFC, our former defender talks to Noorudean Choudry about life at United.

Ferdinand's popularity amongst the fans took a hit when negotiations over a contract were fairly drawn out in 2005, following his eight month ban.

EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – Leaving Leeds for us and wanting to stay forever

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Rio took time out of his busy schedule helping to promote EA SPORTS UFCto talk to us at RoM.

As some of you may know, Rio is a huge fan of the UFC andhe recently took part in a training camp with the UFC's Brad Pickett whotaught him what it really means to Feel The Fight!

Rio spent 12 years at United and won a ridiculous number of trophies, including six league titles and the European Cup.

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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.

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.

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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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.

USA Would Have Beaten Belgium If Game Went to Penalties, Says Rio Ferdinand

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BBC Match of the Day pundit Rio Ferdinand said that USA would have beaten Belgium if the game had gone to penalties.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand was speaking post-match on the popular BBC program. He and his colleagues Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer praised Tim Howard for his exceptional performance against Belgium.