The Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern were dealt a huge shock last night.
Indeed, reports emerged suggesting Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand was set to switch his career towards the boxing arena, after largely appearing as a pundit on BT Sport since his retirement back in 2015.
The 38-year-old confirmed he was to attempt to gain a license from the British Boxing Board of Control and follow UFC superstar Conor McGregor into the world of boxing.
Having kept himself fit since retirement, the ex-England star looks like his eyes are set on the squared circle.
As you can imagine, the news surrounding Ferdinand – who won six Premier League titles and the Champions League during a 12-year stint at Old Trafford, has certainly sparked a reaction online.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how Man United fans reacted online to Ferdinand’s boxing news.
Rio Ferdinand what are you doing?! Shambles
— Rhys David (@RhysDavid87) September 19, 2017
Whats Rio Ferdinand thinking ?
— Hoooops (@HoopsIconic) September 19, 2017
Rio having a boxing match is quality, can't wait for Vida to fly in on the 6th round a flying headbutt his opponent #MUFC
— Joe Ashworth (@JoeAshworth98) September 19, 2017
Rio Ferdinand is fit and determined. I think he will achieve some success as a boxer. I'd still put my money on Vidic tho#mufc
— Nev Thompson (@nevthompson12) September 19, 2017
— Seamus (@caplnrfc) September 18, 2017
Whilst I wish him good luck, Rio Ferdinand trying his hand at boxing is literally peak 2017. Seems the rule book is right out the window.
— Gary Tait (@garytait1) September 19, 2017
Rio Ferdinand going through midlife crisis at 38 , man said boxing
— RayBoogieMadeiT (@RayBoogie_) September 19, 2017
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