Where did man u sign rio ferdinand from?

In July 2002, Manchester United have agreed a British-record £30m fee with Leeds for England defender Rio Ferdinand.

Leeds had been demanding £35m for the then 23-year-old World Cup star, but have accepted a lower offer. The deal made Ferdinand the world's most expensive defender for the second time.

His £18.5m move from West Ham to Leeds in November 2000 made him the world's costliest defender.

Ferdinand enjoyed a trophy-laden 12-year spell at Manchester United. His United honours include six Premier League titles, a Champions League, a Club World Cup and two League Cups.

After leaving United, Ferdinand moved to Queens Park Rangers but after an injury-plagued year the 36-year-old announced his retirement from football in May 2015. Read more at TalkSport.com.

In the news: Rio Ferdinand is now turning his attention to becoming a boxer. He has agreed to be part of Betfair's 'Defender to Contender' challenge. He will aim to compete for a title belt after qualifying for his BBBOC licence. Read more at the Daily Mail.

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