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Man Utd veteran Ferdinand almost quit over injury hell

Manchester United veteran Rio Ferdinand admits retirement crossed his mind when he was battling with a back injury.

Last season was regarded one of the best of Ferdinand's career, but he admits having previous doubts due to his injury woes.

"At times when I was having problems with my back and groin I did worry about it and wonder if I would ever be right again," he told the Manchester Evening News.

"There were many times when I couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel and that bothers you.

"There were very dark days when you begin to question would I ever get back to the standard that I had become known for?

"There was a big part of me that wanted to prove people wrong."

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