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Best XI: Manchester United in the 21st century

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CD – Rio Ferdinand

Ferdinand set Premier League records during his playing career
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 05: Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Manchester United at Estadio Anoeta on November 5, 2013 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Rio Ferdinand joined Manchester United in 2002 for around £30 million from Leeds United. He went on the win six Premier League titles, two League Cups and the Champions League in his 12-year spell at Old Trafford.