I begged Wenger to sign me for free but he refused – Rio Ferdinand

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– Rio Ferdinand reveals he begged Arsene Wenger to sign him in 2014

– The defender’s contract was just expiring at Manchester United 

– Ferdinand signed for QPR and retired at the end of the 2014/2015 season 

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he asked Arsene Wenger to sign him for Arsenal on a free transfer in 2014.

Ferdinand, now a TV pundit with BT Sport saw his contract expire at United at the end of the 2013/2014 season and had offers to sign for different clubs.

Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand during his time at United

Ferdinand joined QPR before retiring at the end of the 2014-15 season having made just 11 appearances during his time in the capital.

The 37-year-old has now disclosed that he reached out to Arsenal boss Wenger, though a move to the club that represented United’s biggest rivals for much of Ferdinand’s time at Old Trafford did not materialise.

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In response to a poster claiming Ferdinand should have moved to Arsenal on social media site Twitter, the former West Ham and Leeds defender posted: “I did reach out to Mr Wenger!!”

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