Fergie hails ´great leader´ Ferdinand

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Rio Ferdinand could be the man to lead the club into an exciting new era.

The England defender has agreed a five-year deal, which will keep him at Old Trafford until June 2013 and Ferguson feels the Peckham-born player is just the man to spur United on to greater glory after clinching a tenth Premier League title.

"Rio has matured into his role at the club," said the United boss. "He has shown, when needed, what a great captain and leader he can be."

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