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16/05/2014 12:04 BST | Updated 16/05/2014 12:59 BST

Louis Van Gaal: Rio Ferdinand Backs Dutchman To Succeed At Manchester United

Louis van Gaal will be a "strong and direct" choice to manage Manchester United, according to Rio Ferdinand.

Ferdinand was informed by United he will not be offered a new contract last week, bringing the curtain down on a 12-year career at Old Trafford.

However, he is fully supportive of Van Gaal's inevitable arrival in Manchester.

Ferdinand in Singapore