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Rio Ferdinand retires from professional football

Manchester United paid £29million for Rio Ferdinand way back in 2002, and he went on to become one of the finest defenders we’ve ever seen grace the colours of United throughout the club’s history. Today, at 36, Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from professional football.

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Michael Keane wants to be Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand replacement

Manchester United lost two iconic figures in the shape of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic this summer, and the hunt for their replacements have already begun. That replacement could yet come from closer to home as many expect though.

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Rio Ferdinand to leave Manchester United

It has been announced this evening that Rio Ferdinand will leave the club this summer. In his twelve years at Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand has won the lot, including six Premier League titles, and that much-coveted Champions League crown, which he won in 2008.

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Rio Ferdinand wants to continue his Manchester United career next season

Rio Ferdinand was part of the BT Sport panel for the FA Cup semi-final yesterday, admits talk that the 35-year old was set to retire and try his hand at a new venture come in the summer. However it looks like Ferdinand has no intention of giving up playing just yet.

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Feature: ‘My Decade As A Red’ review

Rio Ferdinand has spent eleven years at Manchester United now, and to commemorate his longevity in Manchester he completed his testimonial game a fortnight ago. Alongside this, was the release of his new book ‘My Decade As A Red’.

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Match Report: United 1-3 Sevilla

United lined up with a stronger team than expected but unfortunately there wasn’t a former player in sight as there has been with other testimonials. Notably David Beckham and Nicky Butt at Gary Neville’s have made appearances in previous years.

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PICTURE: United tribute to Rio Ferdinand

After giving the club over ten years of service, Rio Ferdinand had a well deserved testimonial game against Sevilla last night. Unfortunately the result wasn’t the one we wanted, but it was understandable as Moyes would’ve had one eye on the Community Shield against Wigan tomorrow.

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Rio’s Best Moments

Rio Ferdinand will play his testimonial game for completing over ten years of service with the club tonight – a testimonial which is fully deserved for probably the best centre-back to play under Sir Alex Ferguson. We want to recap some of his best moments here.

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Match Preview: Manchester United vs Sevilla F.C – Rio Ferdinand Testimonial

United are set for their final pre-season match before the season curtain raiser at Wembley on Sunday. David Moyes will surely have more than one eye on the Community Shield with it being a fantastic opportunity for him to pick up his first bit of silverware. There should be a few cameo appearances by former players tonight and no doubt a fun atmosphere at Old Trafford.

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Rio: I fell in love with United

Ahead of Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial tonight, the 34-year old centre-back is full of praise for Manchester United, claiming that he fell in love with winning at this club. Rio is one of the senior members in the side now, and in 11 years has won six Premier League titles – he also scored the last Old Trafford goal under Fergie.

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