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Football: Rio Ferdinand plans for life after Manchester United

Published on May 14, 2014 7:09 AM
Rio Ferdinand (right) and his long-time defensive partner Nemanja Vidic have played their last games for Manchester United. -- PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

As Rio Ferdinand touched down at Changi Airport yesterday, the biggest question surrounded his next destination.

The former England star announced on Monday night that he would be leaving Manchester United after 12 years, during which time he won six league titles, two League Cups, one Champions League and a Club World Cup.

With no desire to retire, the 35-year-old with 81 caps for England will weigh up a series of offers.

Ferdinand, who will be a BBC pundit for the World Cup, is thought to have offers from Besiktas and Galatasaray in Turkey, LA Galaxy in United States' Major League Soccer and Al Gharafa in Qatar, and is likely to attract attention from other English Premier League clubs.

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