By Wayne Veysey

29th Aug, 2016 | 6:29pm

Rio Ferdinand claims he reached out to Arsenal after leaving Man United

By Tom Blackburn

Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he reached out to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after being released by Man United.

Ferdinand was responding to questions from fans on his personal Twitter account, and when one fan suggested he should have joined Arsenal he responded that he had reached out to Arsene Wenger.

Ferdinand left Man United in the summer of 2014 after an extremely successful 12 years at the club that saw him win six Premier Leagues, the Champions League, and FA Cup and three League Cups.

He joined Man United from rivals Leeds in 2002, for a British record fee of £39million.

As a youngster he came through the West Ham system before leaving east London for Yorkshire for £22million in 2000, and he went on to play 68 times for Leeds.

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The centre-back played 451 times for Man United, with his best years under Sir Alex Ferguson, and he also accumulated 81 England caps.

He left the club at the end of an injury hampered 2013-14 season which saw him play just 14 times, and from there he looked to join Arsenal before opting to sign for QPR.

In other Arsenal news, they have reached an agreement for the transfer of an England international.