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United defender had hand in transfer deal

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Anton Ferdinand has revealed that Rio Ferdinand advised him to make the move to QPR, with the defender turning down offers from the Ukraine.

Anton moved to QPR after Sunderland finally came to an agreement with the club on deadline day.

And while Anton had offers from other clubs, he turned to the Manchester United defender for advice and made the decision to move to QPR.


 

"There was a chance to go to Ukraine but it didn't excite me at all," Ferdinand said. "I won't go somewhere just because the money is right. It wasn't for me. When the opportunity came around to come to QPR, though, it was clear this was the club for me.

"I spoke to Rio about it and he said if he had been in my position, he would have run to QPR. He has always wanted me to do well - even better than him - as that is the type of relationship we have."

Anton will do well to have a United player on hand to provide him with advice at times of need, after he made his debut last Monday in QPR’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle.

Rio himself played for three clubs before joining United in 2002 and settling in at Old Trafford, and the 32-year-old no doubt hopes his brother is able to forge a successful career at one club like he has.

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