Queens Park Rangers great Rodney Marsh: Rio Ferdinand should retire

Queens Park Rangers legend Rodney Marsh believes that defender Rio Ferdinand is past his prime.

It is time for Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand to hang up his boots. That’s the opinion of Rodney Marsh.

The QPR legend has highlighted the centre-back’s performance against West Ham United on Sunday as proof that the former Manchester United star is finished as a footballer.

‘The players had a lot to answer for on Sunday [against West Ham] but, for me, Rio Ferdinand looked like he played in diver's boots’, Marsh told talkSPORT.

‘He’s had one year too many for me. If he carries on like this for the next 10 games, it won’t salvage his season.

'It’s probably all over for Rio. He’s a great, great player but at the moment, he’s really, really struggling’.

QPR were truly disappointing in their 2-0 defeat to the Hammers in the Premier League encounter, and Ferdinand did not play well.

  PositionTeamTotal TackleWon TackleDuel WonDuel LostTotal ClearanceInterceptionAppearancesMins Played
Rio Ferdinand DF QPR 3 2 7 3 15 2 1 90

However, it is a bit too harsh to suggest that Ferdinand should hang up his boots. True, he is 35, but he is training hard, is fit and wants to carry on playing.

Perhaps Rangers manager Harry Redknapp can try resting Ferdinand from time to time. Maybe that could help.

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