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Man Utd defender Ferdinand disappointed Scholes hung up boots

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand admits he's sorry Paul Scholes chose to retire this summer.

Ferdinand accepts some players are easier to replace than others.

He said: "I have always said it, Paul Scholes is my favourite player.

"He is one of the top two players I have ever played with. It is his decision to stop and you have to respect that.

"When Roy Keane and Ruud van Nistelrooy left for instance, we didn't get like-for-like replacements.

"We got different players who had a great impact."

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