Queens Park Rangers’ Rio Ferdinand: This is what I hope to get from Manchester United fans

Rio Ferdinand

Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand hopes that he is received well by Manchester United fans upon his return to Old Trafford on Sunday.

Rio Ferdinand will return to Old Trafford on Sunday for the first time since his departure from Manchester United at the end of last season.

The former England international joined the Red Devils from Leeds United in 2002 and established himself as one of the best centre-backs in the world.

During his 12 years at United, the 35-year-old won the Premier League title six times and the Champions League once.

But on Sunday, Ferdinand’s aim will be to help his new club, Queens Park Rangers, pick up all three points from the Premier League clash at Old Trafford, having joined the London outfit on a free transfer in the summer.

And the defender hopes that the United fans give him a good reception for the service he gave to the club for over a decade.

‘I want to get the game out of the way, cross it off the list and say it’s done now’, the former West Ham United star told The Sun. ‘I never got to say goodbye because I was told I wouldn’t be getting a new deal after out last game at Southampton.

‘But I went through so much with the fans – winning, losing, loads of emotions, ups and downs, so I would hope I get a good reception’.

Ferdinand is likely to get a good reception from the United supporters, but he will be facing a stiff challenge to keep out the Manchester outfit’s star-studded attacking line-up.

The likes of Radamel Falcao, Wayne Rooney and Angel di Maria all are expected to start against QPR, who may not even be able to get a point.

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