Manchester United fans on Twitter have been reminiscing about a true club legend 17 years on from the signing of Rio Ferdinand from Leeds United.
The centre-back was signed back in 2002, and supporters celebrated the anniversary of his arrival by talking about him on social media.
The majority of fans shared fond memories of the former England captain as his tenure at the club was a very fruitful time for Manchester United as they won trophy after trophy.
Indeed, during his time at Old Trafford, Ferdinand lifted six Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a Champions League.
He would later go on to captain England and appear 81 times for the Three Lions.
Fans on social media heralded their former star and reminisced over the club’s glory years.
Since Ferdinand’s departure United have not won another league title.
Here’s what the Old Trafford faithful have been saying on Twitter…
The shirt meant something!! He played for the club!! The coach!! The fans!! Legend indeed.
— Noel Brown (@NoelBro21221664) July 22, 2019
Ahead of his time.
— Ⓡ (@utdrobbo) July 22, 2019
He’s a bit of a goof and his TV show was daft but incredible player, no one came close to this day.
— Big Serge (@AmBigSerge) July 22, 2019
Loved the passion he had for the badge. He had the quality to match it too.
— Jordan (@XxJordanMUFCxX) July 22, 2019
The greatest central defender the Premier League has ever seen.
— Keano (@_RoIIer) July 22, 2019
He bled United. A true legend, yet to be replaced.
— SONY was right (@Blackamura) July 22, 2019
— سعد الشمري ☪︎ (@mnmnf16) July 22, 2019
What a brilliant signing it was. Aswell. A true legend
— paul (@paulhendy7) July 22, 2019