Manchester United Legend Reveals Why He Rejected An Offer From Chelsea

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has claimed that he once had the chance to play fro Chelsea but rejected the move to play for Leeds United instead. English Media outlet DAILY STAR has cited the 81-cap England international who admitted recently that he had to reject the Blues and leave London for the sake of his career.

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Ferdinand said in an interview with BBC Radio One,”I had offers to stay in London to go to Chelsea, but I said I need to leave London first. I needed to go to Leeds firstly and to get out of London so I don’t go to every party I was invited to, because I loved it when I was younger.”

Ferdinand however stayed the at Elland Road outfit for just 18 months before leaving for rivals Manchester United for a then-British record £29.1m. The centre-back then had a hugely successful 12-year spell at Old Trafford, winning six Premier League titles, two League Cups, the FA Cup and the Champions League.

Ferdinand however called it quits as United legend and joined Queens Park Ranger in the summer after being released. The move to the newly-promoted side saw him link-up with former boss Harry Redknapp, who coached Ferdinand when he was a youngster at West Ham. United however have struggled with their defensive problems this season but Louis Van Gaal’s side currently sit third in the Premier League standings with five successive wins. They will now host Liverpool on Old Trafford on Sunday.

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