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Rio Ferdinand looks ripped after Manchester United win Premier League title

Ripped Rio! United defender Ferdinand can't play twice a week… but it hasn't stopped him bulking up in the gym

By
Colin Young

PUBLISHED:

08:44 GMT, 23 April 2013

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UPDATED:

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

Ripped: Rio Ferdinand celebrates after Manchester United clinched the Premier League title at Old Trafford

Rio Ferdinand

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

Great shape: Ferdinand (right) has had his problems with injury but he clearly spends plenty of time in the gym

Rio Ferdinand with Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney

Rio Ferdinand with Rafael

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

Main men: Ferdinand celebrates with Michael Carrick after United's 3-0 win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford

Steven Gerrard joins Twitter

England skipper Gerrard joins Twitter… but don't expect anything controversial

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UPDATED:

13:06 GMT, 3 October 2012

Steven Gerrard has belatedly joined the ranks of star players on Twitter – but don't click 'Follow' if you're looking for anything controversial.

The Liverpool captain has set up an account (@SGF08) to promote the Steven Gerrard Foundation, which helps disadvantaged children, and insists he won't be stirring up trouble with personal opinions.

The first tweet went live on September 20 and already the account has nearly 40,000 followers.

Top Tweeter: Steven Gerrard, seen here training for Liverpool's Europa League match with Udinese, has joined Twitter to promote his charity work

Top Tweeter: Steven Gerrard, seen here training for Liverpool's Europa League match with Udinese, has joined Twitter to promote his charity work

Raising awareness: The Steven Gerrard Foundation Twitter page already has nearly 40,000 followers

Raising awareness: The Steven Gerrard Foundation Twitter page already has nearly 40,000 followers

Gerrard explained to liverpoolfc.com: 'I'll be putting tweets out there but I won't be a serial tweeter like some players.

'There won't be anything too ambitious or controversial. I won't be filling the papers with my tweets!

'It's about getting the foundation out there. That's where the Twitter idea has come from. I'm not really a social networker, but if I can use Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness then great.

'I'm hoping it snowballs and we can get as many followers as possible.'

The England midfielder continued: 'If someone can give me 20p, 50p or 1 along the way, come to one of my events or bid for one of the items being auctioned then great. Every little bit helps.

'This money isn't for me, it's for the people who need it most – the poorly kids. If people don't want to give us anything but just want to follow us and show support in that way that's great as well.'

Good guys: Both Gerrard and Jamie Carragher (left) run charities

Good guys: Both Gerrard and Jamie Carragher (left) run charities

Gerrard set up the Foundation in February 2011 with the aim of raising funds for charitable projects to help disadvantaged children in his home city of Liverpool.

The latest event was a celebrity golf day at The Mere Golf Resort in Cheshire on Monday. The golf, plus dinner and auction, raised 40,000 for the Foundation.

First-team players Pepe Reina (who plays off a handicap of 16), Daniel Agger (five) and Jonjo Shelvey (seven) took part, as well as football legends like Kenny Dalglish, Mark bright and Ian Wright.

Joey Barton likens Sunderland to Deliverance and takes a Twitter sabbatical

Barton takes Twitter sabbatical, but not before likening Sunderland to Deliverance

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UPDATED:

22:29 GMT, 24 March 2012

Prolific tweeter Joey Barton has decided to take a break from the social networking site, but the QPR midfielder bowed out in his inimitable style, aiming a broadside at the city of Sunderland.

After airing his frustrations at being an unused substitute for QPR's 3-1 reverse at the Stadium of Light, the controversial 29-year-old said:
'Reminds me of a film this 5under1and place………can't think which one. #thedeliverance.'

Getting to know you: Joey Barton (right) shares a moment with the Sunderland faithful

Getting to know you: Joey Barton (right) shares a moment with the Sunderland faithful

Prior to the match, Barton tweeted his frustrations at not making boss Mark Hughes's first XI.

'All time low………2 ways out. 1.Work hard 2.Worker harder', and 'Very, very disappointed.'

And in what Barton claims will be his final missive for a while, Barton went on to say: 'Going to take a little twitter sabbatical before I say something I'll end up regretting. Have a good few weeks people.'

Speaking his mind: Barton's tweets

Speaking his mind: Barton's tweets

Based on James Dickey's novel, John Boorman's nightmarish 1972 film sees four Atlanta businessmen canoeing along the Cahulawassee River on an ill-fated weekend.