PHOTO: Rio Ferdinand in action on QPR debut

Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand made his debut for Queens Park Rangers yesterday.

Rio Ferdinand, who played for England 81 times and won 6 Premier League titles and one Champions League trophy at United, turned out in QPR colours for the first time yesterday.

Having signed with the Hoops on a free transfer once his time commentating on the World Cup in Brazil with the BBC was finished, Ferdinand has wasted no time in joining up with his new team and beginning pre-season training.

And he made his bow for the R's in a 2-0 defeat against Bundesliga Two side Red Bull Leipzig in Germany on Saturday, playing the first 45 minutes alongside Clint Hill.

Fellow new defender Steven Caulker replaced him for the second 45 minutes, as a brace from Yussuf Poulsen won the game with both goals coming in the second half. 

Ferdinand has returned to London after leaving West Ham in 2000, and will Harry Redknapp will be hoping a player he brought through at the Hammers will be able to inject some steel into the Hoops defence once their return to the Premier League kicks off on August 16th.

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