Ferdinand was impressed by Taarabt in last night's draw with Newcastle United.
He tweeted: "Taarabt is unlocking the Newcastle defence like he a locksmith with a skeleton key!! Should be 4 up QPR
"Taarabt just dropped some lovely silks + opened up the game nicely!!"
Interestingly, Taarabt talked up the prospect of moving to Old Trafford at the end of last season.