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Rio Ferdinand to leave Manchester United

Defender Rio Ferdinand will leave Manchester United this summer after 12 years at the club. Ferdinand's contract expires this summer and he has revealed he will not be signing an extension.

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Rio Ferdinand: I would have liked to say goodbye

Rio Ferdinand has spoken of his sadness at not being able to say goodbye properly before his departure from Manchester United.

The veteran defender issued a statement saying: "Circumstances didn't allow for me to say goodbye the way I would have liked but I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my team-mates, staff, the club and the fans for an unbelievable 12 years that I'll never forget.

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