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Rio Ferdinand finally reveals if he ever did get that lift off Wayne Rooney
Rio explains all about *that* tweet.

It’s one of the great moments in the history of Twitter.

On April 22, 2011, Wayne Rooney tweeted “Hi rio do u want picking up in the morning pal” – Rio Ferdinand wasn’t @’d, it was probably meant to be a DM or even a text, and we never got a full explanation. It was back when they were Manchester United team-mates, so we can guess that it might have been a lift to the Carrington training ground. But we never got a response from either player.

However, six years later, we got to speak to Ferdinand at the FIFA 18 launch this week – and we couldn’t resist asking him if ever did ever get a lift off Rooney.

Ferdinand explained:

I did actually, yeah.

I never knew where that came from. For years I saw it and didn’t think anything of it.

Here’s the full video with Rio:


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