The former Hammer of year joined QPR over the summer on a one year contract although he was regularly linked with West Ham.
Many though the club would be suited by a last hurrah but instead he chose to finish his career with Harry.
However, I understand West Ham were never really that interested in him as they looked to build a younger squad.
With Diafra Sakho and strike partner Enner Valencia on fire he may face his toughest battle yet against a West Ham team.
At the grand old age of 35 we know he is not the world class centre back he was but hopefully he won’t embarrass himself in front of his former club.
That said, his loss will be our gain and personally it difficult to see past a relegation dogfight for QPR this season. Relegation from the Premier League would inevitable cause the club financial ruin from Financial Fair Play fines in the Football League.
Personally, I would sooner have seen Rio go out on a high and gracefully retire after his glittering career at Manchester United.
He can’t be short of a quid or two and can always fall back on TV commentating while he decides on a possible future coaching career. Who knows?
One day he could a future as a West Ham manager, in the mean time I won’t wish him the best of luck on Sunday but I hope he gets a good reception from the Hammers fans who once worshipped him.