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QPR veteran Ferdinand: I've rejected Barcelona, Real Madrid

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed he's had offers from the game's biggest clubs.

But Ferdinand says there was no way he was going to leave Manchester United.

He recalled to the Sunday Express: "I spoke to Roma and there was also interest from Barcelona and Madrid at one time, but when I was at Manchester United and there was interest from other clubs I was winning things at Manchester United. So my head was never turned to go anywhere else.

"You tell someone from Manchester United or a team that's winning things that they could go abroad and you would be hard pressed to get them to go.

"If Gareth Bale had been at Manchester United and winning trophies he wouldn't have gone to Real Madrid. I was just turned on by winning. I wasn't interested in going anywhere else."

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