I remember when the Rio Ferdinand transfer to United story broke in 2002. Lots of folks buckled at how we would allow to spend £30m on a centre half in that market. 10 years later, and it has proved to be a bargain.

Captain Rio turned out to be an inspired signing, leading the club to its third European Cup back in 2008, and affording himself a testimonial at the start of last season. All that has not come with unforgettable memories of our one time captain.

He joins QPR in the EPL for the next season, but he will always be a candidate for the MUFC All Time Greatest XI. For a club like ours, that says something.

Good luck Rio, and thanks for the memories.