Gary Neville mocks Rio Ferdinand ahead of Manchester United return

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Rio Ferdinand will make an emotional return to Manchester United this weekend - but he shouldn't be expecting an easy ride from his former team-mates.

Ferdinand spent 12 years with the Red Devils but left at the end of his contract over the summer before agreeing to join QPR.


The 35-year-old will come up against some familiar faces on Saturday when he lines up for Harry Redknapp's side against Manchester United - and one fellow former player has been goading him about his potential showdown against one of the best strikers in the world.

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Radamel Falcao joined Manchester United on loan in the dying minutes of deadline day and is expected to make his debut against Rangers. The Colombian has a reputation as being one of the most deadly finishers in the world - and Gary Neville is relishing seeing his former team-mate tackle "El Tigre".

Long day

Neville, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, seemed to be goading Ferdinand on Twitter - sending him a video of Falcao looking menacing along with the message: "He's coming for you @rioferdy5 haha.."

It is likely to be a long day for Ferdinand and his new team-mates at Old Trafford; boss Harry Redknapp has never won a point at Old Trafford in his long managerial career. The Red Devils appear to be at their lowest ebb for some time having not yet won a competitive fixture under Louis van Gaal, however the the arrival of Falcao - along with the likes of Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo over the summer - has provided them with a significant boost.


Despite the six new arrivals, Manchester United still have plenty of injury worries going into the first fixture after the international break. Van Gaal has confirmed that nine players are still out injured while Luke Shaw, who signed in June but is yet to make his debut, is not fit to start but could come on as a substitute.

As things stand Manchester United are in 14th place after three games, but have the chance to move up the league with a morale-boosting win against QPR.

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