Rio Ferdinand says he is putting the tunes on this season

Manchester United‘s Rio Ferdinand has revealed his secret musical weapon for the new English Premier League season, which kicks off tomorrow (August 15).

The defender told NME.COM that he’s responsible for getting the tunes on in the team dressing room before matches, and is planning a perfect mix for his team mates.

“I put a mix on sometimes [in the dressing room], I’ve got some old schools tunes to fire me up, some old school [UK] garage,” he explained. “Plus there’s other stuff. The mix has got a bit of Kanye West on there, Lil Wayne and stuff like that, so that everyone in the changing room is happy.”

Ferdinand will be able to test his mix’s effectiveness on Sunday (August 16) as Manchester United begin their defence of their Premier League title by hosting the newly-promoted Birmingham City at home.