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Ferdinand: Investors help raise football profile

Rio Ferdinand tells the BBC's Rico Hizon why Asia is such an important market for Manchester United and English football.

Manchester United has a huge fanbase all around the world. Thanks to cable television and marketing, the English Premier League has swept up countries in Asia.

While on a promotional tour to Singapore, United defender Rio Ferdinand spoke to the BBC's Rico Hizon about why Asia is such an important market.