By Will Butcher

Rio Ferdinand is desperate to see old side Manchester United beat rivals Liverpool on Monday night.

The former Leeds, West Ham and QPR defender sent a message to ex-England teammate Jamie Carragher, stating that he hopes United beat Liverpool.

With the tweet, Ferdinand also posted a picture of himself celebrating in front of Carragher with the likes of Paul Scholes, Mikael Silvestre and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Ferdinand, who played for the red half of Manchester from 2002 to 2014, is desperate to see a repeat of the picture he posted on his personal Twitter account.

The 81-time capped England international joined United in 2002 from bitter rivals Leeds United for around £30million, and went on to make 451 league and cup appearances under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferdinand won an impressive 13 times during the 21 times he played against Liverpool, losing in only six occasions as he enjoyed near domination with a United side that included the likes of Scholes, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham.

It is a different story this season, though. Liverpool could go top with a win against United, after Manchester City and Tottenham dropped points on the weekend.

However, a win for Ferdinand’s old side could see them move into a Champions League slot.

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