Michael Jackson to be interviewed by Man Utd’s Rio Ferdinand

The two have already chatted about hooking up for the piece

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is set to interview Michael Jackson for his lifestyle magazine.

Ferdinand interviewed 50 Cent for the first issue of No. 5, which calls itself “the world’s first digital lifestyle magazine”.

He has now revealed he is in talks with the King Of Pop to appear in a later issue of the publication.

During an interview with BBC Sport at No. 5‘s launch party, Ferdinand announced he had just taken a phone call from Jackson, wishing him luck with the magazine.

“I was shaking when I got off the phone. It was a real surprise,” Ferdinand explained. “I’m hoping to interview him for a later edition and he’s invited me to one of his concerts to come backstage and speak to him about it.

“The first album I ever owned was ‘Bad’, so that says it all. I got the album when I was living on the Friary estate in Peckham – who’d have thought that one day I might be meeting the guy?”

Ferdinand‘s delve into music journalism doesn’t stop there, mind. No. 5 publishes some unsupported rumours about Blur and Oasis.

“With the Hyde Park gig having sold out in double quick time, Blur have entered the studio and, if they don’t kill each other, expect something to hit shelves early July,” the magazine boldly declares.

Of staunch Manchester City fan Noel Gallagher‘s alleged solo album, the magazine states there are “strong rumours of a summer release” now that he and brother Liam appear to have fallen out.

However, the magazine does not offer information about any sources to substantiate the stories.