Rio Ferdinand

Manchester United

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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United legend: Liverpool should allow Suarez join Barca only if they give Alexis Sanchez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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.

Manchester United legend praises €40m rated Mexican sensation

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Manchester United legend praises €40m rated Mexican sensation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mnachester United legend Rio Ferdinand who is poised to join QPR in the summer took to Twitter to praise Mexico's Hector Herrera after the El Tri triumphed over Croatia by 3-1 to book their place in the last sixteen of the World Cup.

Done deal? Impact of Luke Shaw as 3rd highest paid Man Utd player?

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Done deal? Impact of Luke Shaw as 3rd highest paid Man Utd player? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to a report from Goal, they can allegedly 'reveal' that Manchester United haveagreed terms in a deal worth£40m to sign Luke Shaw from Southampton.

I am not here to bring you this as 'breaking news' because the report came out a day ago, my focusis the impact this deal would have upon the dressing room if it isaccurate.

Where Will Rio Ferdinand’s Next Destination Be?

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Numerous reports indicate Rio Ferdinand is considering a reunion with his first professional manager Harry Redknapp. The former West Ham duo could be reunited with Queens Park Rangers whom Redknapp managed to promotion with a 1-0 victory over Derby County at Wembley last month.

Ferdinand played his last match of a twelve season Manchester United career in a 1-1 draw at Southampton last month.

Manchester United Legend: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Ego is Gargantuan

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo's ego to be gargantuan.

The Real Madrid star was suffering from injury and has started training with his national squad in the past few days.

OT Legend Blasts Manchester United for Not Giving Contract to Key Duo

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has slammed the club for allowing central defending duo of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand leave Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.

The Serbian defender and the former England international's contract at the club expires on June 30.

QPR dismiss Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand speculation

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QPR dismiss Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand speculation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

QPR, who on the weekend secured an immediate return to the English top flight, have rejected claims that they arepoised to swoop for former England duo Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand.

Lampard, who was officially released by Chelsea last week, is currently a free agent, and while it is still a possibility that the England vice-captain could sign a new contract with the club he has spent the last thirteenyears with, the Sunhadclaimed that his uncle Redknapp, who gave him his first break in football with West Ham, waslooking to entice him with regular first team football with the newly promoted Hoops.

Evra has extended his contract?

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According to the Premier League list, Patrice Evra has extended his contract at United, although this hasn't been confirmed by the club.

Some newspapers reported last week that Evra had been spotted in Turin ahead of a medical at Juventus, but this story was denied by the player's agent, Claudia Pastorello,

"The guy hasn't been to Turin," he revealed.

Former Man Utd defender Rio Ferdinand unsure on future

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Rio Ferdinand has said he is unsure what his next step will be. Manchester United recently confirmed that the 35-year-old would not be getting a new...

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Rio Ferdinand’s 12 Years of Service at Manchester United Won’t Be Forgotten

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Rio Ferdinand has been a titan of English football and of Manchester United for the last twelve seasons. Yesterday it was announced that he will be leaving the club this summer at the same time as his long-time central defense partner Nemanja Vidic.

His move to Old Trafford from Leeds United for, then a British record fee of, £29 million was controversial as he was moving from one rival to another.

Rio Ferdinand’s glittering Man United career ends with a whimper

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Rio Ferdinand's glittering Man United career ends with a whimper - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

12 monthsago, 87 minutes into Sir Alex Ferguson's final game in charge, Rio Ferdinandhammered a shot into the Old Trafford net which lifted the stanchion from the turf, and just a few minutes later celebrated winning his sixth Premier League title.

Rio Ferdinand in quotes

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On beating Liverpool at Anfield (December 2007)
"Our fans come here and make themselves heard for the whole 90 minutes, and the satisfaction you get from winning the game is unbelievable. It's one of the best places to come and win. Games like this, you don't care who scores, who gets man of the match.

Rio Ferdinand confirms he is leaving Man Utd

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Veteran Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he is leaving the club this summer. The 35-year-old is out of contract and had...

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Louis van Gaal approved Rio Ferdinand’s exit at Old Trafford

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Louis van Gaal approved Rio Ferdinand's exit at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand is set to leave the club in summer, after his glittering 12 years' service at the club, ended in curious circumstances.

The 35-year-old was informed afterUnited's final league match away to Southampton that he would not be offered a new contract.

Rio: Winning trophies I dreamed about came true at this great club

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Following reports in the press that Rio Ferdinand has not been offered a new deal, the defender has confirmed that he will be leaving the club this summer.

"I have thought long and hard over the last few months about my future and, after 12 fantastic years playing for what I regard as the best club in the world, I have decided the time is right for me to move on," he said.

United could regret losing Vidic

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Rio Ferdinand has admitted his future remains unsure and has expressed his concern at United's decision to allow Nemanja Vidic to join Inter Milan on a free transfer this summer. Vidic, who alongside Rio formed arguably the best centre-back pairing in the Premier League over the last decade, played his final game at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Arsenal and Manchester United to EACH lose a long-serving star?

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Arsenal and Manchester United to EACH lose a long-serving star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Arsenal may be sworn enemies, but they both have common ground as we approach the summer transfer window, with the pair both facing the prospect of losing a stalwart defender come the end of the season.

Rio Ferdinand: ‘Man Utd players had a sweepstake on what Ryan Giggs the manager would wear’

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Rio Ferdinand has revealed that Manchester United's squad had a sweepstake on Ryan Giggs' sartorial choices as manager. The players...

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Man Utd’s Rio Ferdinand considering offers from Turkey, USA and Qatar

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Rio Ferdinand has offers on the table from Turkish sides Galatasaray and Besiktas, MLS outfit LA Galaxy and Qatar's Al Gharafa, according to...

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Rio Ferdinand on Man Utd’s ‘eventful week’

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Roll on match day....been an eventful week to say the least....looking for a good performance & result. #Mufc Rio Ferdinand...

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United veteran keen to stay

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Since taking over the club in July, David Moyes has repeatedly stressed the need to rebuild his team and part ways with many players of the current crop, regardless of how successful or how important to the club they might be.

It is, therefore, slightly surprising to see one players widely expected to leave Old Trafford this summer declaring that he's determined to continue playing football with Manchester United, yet that's exactly what Rio Ferdinand did yesterday, when he announced his intentions to remain at the club beyond the summer.

QPR

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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World Cup

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.

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.

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.

BBC Announce 2014 World Cup Media Coverage Team – Rio Ferdinand & Thierry Henry Join The Usual Rabble

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By Chris Wright

The World Cup will be Alan Hansen's last as a BBC pundit after 22 great years. You can't win anything with kids... pic.twitter.com/pLPPgGEc5V

— BBC One (@BBCOne) May 7, 2014

And those be the hands that the BBC have chosen to accompany us through their 160+ hours of 2014 World Cup coverage this summer though apparently that isn't the complete roster, with Gabby Logan teasing several other "treats"being added before the tournament begins.

United

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.

Defender denies United link

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Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has played speculations linking him with a move to Old Trafford this summer and insisted he's happy to fight for his place at the Emirates, despite losing his place in the starting XI to Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.

Earlier this week, the Telegraph reported that the 28-year-old had agreed a deal in principle with United to move to Old Trafford in the summer, as United and Arsenal were expected to sit down in an attempt to reach an agreement for the transfer of the Belgium international, whose contract at the Emirates runs out in 12 months.

The Rest

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.

Rio: I took Carrick to the pub after England squad news

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Michael Carrick, like most players at the club, had a pretty awful season for United in 2013-2014. Rio Ferdinand has today claimed that it was a mistake for Roy Hodgson to leave Carrick out of the squad for Brazil though, despite such a poor year.

"As someone involved in that extraordinary campaign, it's safe to say it was a rollercoaster ride, and draining emotionally," Rio said.

Accrington Stanley Irked By FA’s Proposal For ‘Premier League B-Team League’, Vow To Start B-Team And Apply To Join Premier League

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By Chris Wright

"Wibble wobble wibble young English talent wobble wibble"

As you may well be aware, the FA Commission presented their plan to save English football yesterday with one of their ideas being the inclusion of a newtier within the Football League, between League Two and the Conference, to accommodate Premier League B teams.