Most of us have our guilty pleasures, and Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand is no exception as it would seem that he is a (not so) secret One Direction fan.

The footballer invited Harry Styles of the group to Manchester United’s match on Saturday, before heading over to the 1D gig in Manchester later that evening:


In response Harry Styles later posted a picture on Instagram of him in a Ferdinand Man United jersey, with the caption:

hope you enjoyed the show tonight.

Ermmm, what the hell?

Looks like we might be seeing the start of another one of those strange celebrity friendships, as Rio apparently kept his restaurant Rossos open late that night, and the pair were seen leaving at around 2am.


First he becomes a judge on Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model, then a night on the town with Harry Styles?

Rio Ferdinand is just full of surprises isn’t he?