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Manchester United star Ferdinand likes a night in with the telly to keep him out of soapy bubble

26 Mar 2009 09:00:00

Manchester United star Ferdinand likes a night in with the telly to keep him out of soapy bubble

Rio Ferdinand would much rather stay in watching his favourite soaps than rip up the town with his £120,000-a-week wages. The 30-year-old Manchester United defender insists he does not have time for a showbiz lifestyle and the nearest he gets to glitz and glamour is spending his week nights watching Coronation Street and EastEnders. 'People have a vision of what footballers do in their spare time and it's nothing like that. I'm not in nightclubs every night, that's for sure,' the England international told the Daily Star. Gutted: Rio realises he didn't set Sky+ before leaving the house 'I spend a lot of time looking after my two boys Lorenz and Tate, who was only born in August. 'I also spend a lot of time listening to music and watching Corrie and EastEnders. That's all I do. 'I'm an avid fan. I always make sure I get home in time to watch them. Who would want to miss this.... 'People think footballers have a flash lifestyle. But most of the top players at the top teams haven't got the time to be going on the red carpet for new movies and big fancy nightclubs. Our lives are quite boring compared to what people expect. 'I've got a few years left in me yet. I've been working very hard on and off the pitch on my physical and mental stuff.' Or this...... A source close to the player said: 'Rio absolutely loves Coronation Street. It takes his mind off the pressures of playing at Manchester United. He is like an adopted Mancunian. 'But he is also a massive fan of EastEnders. He knows all about the East End from his days at West Ham.' Ferdinand is expected to marrry Rebecca Ellison, 29, in August this year.  Calm down! 'Crazy' Rooney and Cole warned as Capello clamps down on bad behaviourFoster's route to the World Cup is blocked by a Van at UnitedThe good, the bad and a dud from Brazil: Sportsmail's experts tackle this Premier League season's burning issues Larsson: Ronaldo's a diver and I fear he'll sink Sweden's World Cup hopesNational service leaves Premier League bosses with a nervy wait and deserted training pitches.


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