VIDEO: Rio Ferdinand plays keepy-uppies with Olly Murs

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand indulged in a bit of footballing fun with pop star Olly Murs.

Olly Murs may be famous for his singing ability, but had things gone a little differently he could have made his name on the football pitch rather than on the stage.

The former X-Factor contestant is a pretty nifty player as anyone who has seen him competing at charity events can testify.  And the avid Manchester United fan has now indulged in a bout of keepy-uppies with one of his Old Trafford heroes - Rio Ferdinand.

The centre-back posted a video of the two men enjoying some down-time on his official Instagram account, and while Ferdinand looks the more comfortable on the ball, Murs certainly gave him a run for his money.

'Me and Mr Murs at work,' Ferdinand wrote in the message that accompanied the video.  

Murs recently paid a reported £20,000 to go golfing with United players including Darren Fletcher, Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick.  But now it appears he is pretty friendly with Ferdinand, too.


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