Ferdinand relishing Old Trafford return

Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand is relishing his to return to Old Trafford on Sunday as his new side take on his former club, Manchester United, Sky Sports has reported.

Ferdinand became one of the most decorated English players in recent history over 12 years at Man Utd, before the club decided against offering him a new contract at the end of last season. He has so far played all 270 minutes of QPR’s Premier League games so far, helping them to victory over Sunderland last time out.

Sunday’s game marks his first visit to Old Trafford as an opposition player since leaving, and ahead of it he said: “I can’t say what it’s going to be like. I’m going to try and be as professional as I can. I’m going there for QPR and it’s as simple as that. Nothing will please me better than keeping a clean sheet at Old Trafford for QPR, and then I’ll walk out a proud person.”

Man Utd have only taken two points from their first three league games this season, but Ferdinand believes they will improve. He added: “It’s a talented squad there’s no doubt about that. I know a lot of the players that are in there and the players they’ve added are all good players.

‘Di Maria and Falcao are the stand-out, world-class players that any team in the world would have, and Manchester United have managed to get them. It’s a period where the team are adjusting to new ideas and that’s what I think has been the stumbling block so far, that ‘getting to know’ period. But I’m sure they’ll get out of that and start motoring on soon.”

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