Updated: Monday, 20th November 2017 @ 5:34pm

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand receives thousands of chauffer offers after six-month driving ban

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand receives thousands of chauffer offers after six-month driving ban

By Dean Wilkins

Despite receiving thousands of chauffer offers from fans, Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand is happy to be driven round on his own accord after receiving a six-month ban yesterday.

The 33-year-old defender was snapped speeding on the same road three times in just over a months’ time in Manchester and received a £500 fine plus £35 court costs.

And despite the best efforts from his lawyer Nick ‘Mr Loophole’ Freeman – who claimed his client was a ‘victim of the system’ – Ferdinand will be in need of a lot of favours.

The former England captain Tweeted: "Didn't know so many drivers followed me!! Thanks for the offers but I'm cool, I'm sorted on the drivers front. #speedkills"

The Reds centre-back did not attend court to hear how he was caught driving 38mph in a 30mph zone on the A56 Chester Road this February.

With three points on his licence, Mr Freeman claimed that Ferdinand was unaware of his previous driving offences and that he could not benefit from being pulled over by police officers.

But the court denied a lenient sentence for the father-of-two and forced Ferdinand to employ a driver in order to take his children to school and back.

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