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16/07/2013 11:09, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Twitter Q&A: Rio

Rio Ferdinand conducted an exclusive question and answer session on Tuesday via Manchester United’s official Twitter page, @ManUtd, responding to queries from Reds all around the globe.

The event was a huge success and soon became the social media site’s number one trending topic in the world via the ‘#AskRio’ hashtag, which fans used to quiz the 34-year-old on a variety of subjects including pranks, table tennis and his forthcoming testimonial match at Old Trafford.

To give you a flavour of the online interview, which also included a question from Michael Carrick, we’ve compiled some of the best bits in the transcript below. And remember, you can follow United and Rio on Twitter via the @ManUtd and @RioFerdy5 handles.

Tushar Sinha: How's everything going on inside the team on tour?
Rio: Very hard training, but very enjoyable. Banter is flying on tour. #AskRio

Harry Linehan: Free weights or machines? Treadmill or outdoors?
Rio: Free weights, but I mainly do body weight exercises. Outdoors - my back doesn't agree with treadmills.

Grumpy Gregory: Who do you consider to be the best defenders in the youth squad?
Rio: I don't like to speak about the youth players individually, but Michael Keane looks a great prospect.

Kieron Tierney: Of all the sporting successes by Britain this summer, which was the best?
Rio: All are great, but @andy_murray created a moment that will live in a generation's memories.

Tom Dunlop: Who's the best and worst at ping pong on tour?
Rio: RvP & myself are the best on #mutour, although Robin practices every day. Worst is Zaha coz he can't back the chat!

Ben: Rio, will Cristiano Ronaldo be making an appearance at your testimonial vs Sevilla?
Rio: I'm waiting on @Cristiano to get back to me. If he takes any longer I'll have to get @Dynamomagician on the case.

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