Ripped Rio! United defender Ferdinand can't play twice a week… but it hasn't stopped him bulking up in the gym
08:44 GMT, 23 April 2013
09:07 GMT, 23 April 2013
The body might not be able to manage two games a week anymore but Manchester United’s title-celebrating tweeter Rio Ferdinand looks in pretty good nick to us.
Ferdinand posted pictures of his team-mates celebrating the club’s 20th title from the Old Trafford dressing room following their 3-0 win over Aston Villa.
But it was the photographs taken by the professionals as the United squad cracked open bottles of sponsors’ Barclays’ bubbly which really caught the eye.
Ripped: Rio Ferdinand celebrates after Manchester United clinched the Premier League title at Old Trafford
Ferdinand looked particularly ripped and muscly as he sprayed the champers.
It’s not just the torso which looks impressive in the images, but Ferdinand’s bulging biceps.
Ferdinand has played 24 games in his club’s latest title success and he looks certain to be around for another few years to add to his personal tally.
And looking like this. Why not
Great shape: Ferdinand (right) has had his problems with injury but he clearly spends plenty of time in the gym
At least now we know what he was up to behind the scenes last month when he turned down his England recall.
Ferdinand may have flown over to the Far East for his television commitments. And he may have fulfilled his obligations to meet and coach youngsters in Dubai before appearing on Al Jazeera.
But quite clearly the 34-year-old defender spent the rest of his spare time in the hotel gym pumping those weights.
Main men: Ferdinand celebrates with Michael Carrick after United's 3-0 win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford