The stylish centre-back has been chosen on five occasions since joining the Reds, which puts him among an elite group of players who can share that boast.
Five United stars, past and present, have appeared in the select XI at least as many times since its inception during the 1970s.
This week's trivia question is:
Name the other four United players who have made five or six appearances in the PFA Team of the Year.
Please note that this only refers to their nominations as Manchester United players and not with other clubs - for instance, Ferdinand was also selected in his Leeds days.
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