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Rio Ferdinand

35-Year-Old Defender     Manchester United  Premier


England

Birthdate:  November 7, 1978    Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  170 lbs    

April 14, 2014    Rio Ferdinand News

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Ferdinand admitted that he would like to continue playing with Manchester United beyond this season, but that his future may not remain with the club, reports the Daily Mail.

Ferdinand's contract expires at the end of the season, and recent speculation has been about his retirement. It appears as though he won't continue with United, but did say that he was not ready to give up playing yet.

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February 11, 2014

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Ferdinand was left out of Manchester United's trip to train and refocus in Dubai as rumors grow that he is set to announce his retirement, reports the Mirror.

The United team will fly to Dubai after facing Arsenal to get some warm weather training in, as the team works to change its trajectory this season. The organization is expected to address Ferdinand's omission from the trip on Thursday.

February 4, 2014

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Manchester United manager David Moyes insisted that Ferdinand (knee) is still an important player to the squad despite not playing more than one time since late September, according to the Mirror.

Ferdinand has returned to training from a knee injury, and could be back to face Fulham on Sunday. United is beginning to pile up some injuries to defensive players, so Ferdinand's fitness could prove to be very important.

February 1, 2014

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Ferdinand (knee) is unavailable for Saturday's match against Stoke City.

Despite manager David Moyes saying Friday that Ferdinand would be in the squad, the veteran defender will sit once again.

January 31, 2014

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Ferdinand will be in the squad for Saturday's Premier League match against Stoke City.

There's no guarantee that Ferdinand will start the match, as manager David Moyes emphasized finding the right spots for him to succeed. There's clean sheet potential this weekend, but only if Ferdinand starts and plays enough minutes.

January 9, 2014

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Ferdinand was one of three Manchester United players named as likely exits from the squad as manager David Moyes rebuilds the team, according to the Daily Mail.

Speculation that this season would be Ferdinand's last of his playing career have been circulating for some time, and his contract not being renewed could force that hand. Reports have said that he already has a job as a commentator with BT Sport once he calls time on his playing career.

January 7, 2014

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Ferdinand may miss the next two weeks after picking up a knee injury in the second half of Manchester United's 2-1 loss to Sunderland in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, reports the Daily Mail.

Ferdinand was forced out of the game before 80 minutes were complete. It was the first time he made a appearance since early December. Initial scans showed heavy bruising, but no ligament damage.

December 20, 2013

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Speculation that Ferdinand will retire at the season is beginning to grow as BT Sport have said they have an analyst spot waiting for him when he decides to hang up his boots, reports the Daily Mail.

Ferdinand hasn't been starting as often as he used to for Manchester United, and injuries are becoming more frequent. He signed a one-year contract last April, as is the custom for older United players, and will decide his future toward the end of the season.