Styles starts new Bromance with football star
michael baggs
10:39 18th March 2013

One Direction's Harry Styles has been getting to know one of his sporting heroes over the weekend after spending time with Manchester United footballer and new best pal Rio Ferdinand.

Ferdinand was an unlikely One Direction concert-goer on Friday night (15 March) as he watched the pop group perform at Manchester's MEN Arena.

The soccer star tweeted: "Just at the 1Direction concert….ear drums are struggling…never heard so much screaming!! Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!! Lads on fire!"

Keen to return the favour of VIP tickets, Ferdinand made sure Styles had a seat at Manchester United's home game on Saturday evening.

Harry Styles in his Manchester United shirt on Saturday night (17 March)

Styles posted a picture of his view of the pitch at Old Trafford and tweeted, "Made it just in time for kick off."

As if that wasn't enough bromancing for one weekend, Ferdinand returned to the MEN Arena to watch One Direction's second night at the venue, which saw Styles donning a Manchester United shirt with his new best friend's name on the back and tweeting, "hope you enjoyed the show tonight rioferdy5."

Appreciating the way Styles was wearing the footy strip, Ferdinand jokingly tweeted, "The rolled up sleeve is what I'm doing next game!".

Keeping their new-found friendship going, Ferdinand invited the band to his very own Rosso restaurant which he kept open until 2am to enjoy a bit more of Styles' company.

In other Harry Styles related news, it was recently discovered that the singer has some incorrect Temper Trap lyrics tattooed on his left arm recently. Ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift plans to mock his ink mistake in her next track. Ouch.

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