Rio Ferdinand exclusive: I miss Manchester United banter

Rooney poses question to former teammate Ferdinand. (©GettyImages)

Rio Ferdinand has revealed that what he misses most about Manchester United is his teammates and the jovial atmosphere around the training ground in a response to a question from former colleague Wayne Rooney.

Former England captain Ferdinand departed Old Trafford after 12 glorious years as a Red Devil this summer but remained in the Premier League after joining newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers.

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Missed teammates

The 35-year-old was obviously an immensely popular character both in the dressing room and with the fans at Manchester United and it stands to reason that he would miss the players with whom he shared such a successful time.

"What am I going to miss most about Manchester United? Well it won't be him" Ferdinand exclusively joked with GiveMeSport in response to a question posed by Rooney.

"I miss the lads, to be honest with you, the banter around the training ground and the changing rooms having a laugh. Taking the mick out of some of the players including Wayne.

"I was involved with a good bunch of lads who I have spent a lot of time with over the years so I probably miss them more than anything," he added.

West Ham clash

Ferdinand has made six appearances for QPR so far this season and will hope to guide his new club to victory over another of his former employers - London rivals West Ham - on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United, meanwhile, will look to capitalise on their own hard-fought victory over the Hammers last weekend with a tough test against Roberto Martinez's Everton.

Rio Ferdinand was speaking to GiveMeSport at the launch of his new book, #2sides. You can buy a copy of the book HERE

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