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02nd May 2015

VIDEO: Manchester United fans lead touching applause for Rio Ferdinand after five minutes

Real class

Conan Doherty

The football family come together again beautifully.

Manchester United and West Brom supporters paid stunning respects to Rio Ferdinand’s wife after her tragic passing last night.

After Steven Gerrard and Liverpool showed a real touch of class in offering their condolences earlier in the day, the crowd at Old Trafford followed suit by reaching out to Ferdinand and to the wider family of his wife, Rebecca Ellison.

On the five minute mark – to acknowledge the number five Rio commanded like a legend in Manchester – United fans sang their former player’s name and unanimous applause spread around the stadium, coming from the Albion fans as well.

It was a lovely way to pay respects at such a sad time.

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