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‘What a career, what a man’ – Ferdinand and De Gea lead tributes as ex-Man Utd star Valencia announces retirement
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‘What a career, what a man’ – Ferdinand and De Gea lead tributes as ex-Man Utd star Valencia announces retirement

The former Ecuador international, who won two Premier League titles while at Old Trafford, has called time on his career aged 35 Rio Ferdinand and David De Gea have been among the stars to pay tribute to former Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia, who has announced his retirement from professional football aged 35. Valencia spent 10 years at Old Trafford, between 2009 and 2019, where he was converted from a winger into their first-choice right-back, and went on to win two Premier League titles and make 339 competitive appearances in all competitions. The 99-cap Ecuador international, who also played in the Premier League with Wigan Athletic, decided to call time on his professional days following a stint in Liga MX with Queretaro.
Man United vs Villarreal: Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves, Scholes Name team to win UEL Trophy
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Man United vs Villarreal: Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves, Scholes Name team to win UEL Trophy

  Former Manchester United stars, Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves and Paul Scholes have predicted the winner of the Europa League final to be played between their old club and Spanish side, Villarreal. The three players all tipped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to win the Europa League final. Manchester United beat AS Roma 8-5 on aggregate to book their place in the final, while Villarreal overcame another Premier League side, Arsenal 2-1 from both legs to reach the final. The final comes up on May 26 and Ferdinand told BT Sport, “If Manchester United turn up and perform anywhere near their best, they win the game, hands down, probably by a couple of goals. “They’ve got players in there that have won this competition already as well. Unai Emery has got experience but so...
UCL: Rio Ferdinand Names ‘best player’ in the World after Man City 2-0 Win over PSG
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UCL: Rio Ferdinand Names ‘best player’ in the World after Man City 2-0 Win over PSG

  Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has identified England international, Phil Foden as the best young player in the world at the moment. Ferdinand came up with the claim after watching the youngster shine in Man City 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night. Manchester City are now in the final of the Champions League for the first time in their history after a 4-1 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain. Algerian international Riyad Mahrez scored a brace at the Etihad, with Foden really catching when City attacked. Foden set up Mahrez’s second goal and came very close to scoring himself, hitting the post in the second half. And Ferdinand believes the England star is playing better than any of his contemporaries around the world, rating him above K...
Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Rio Ferdinand predicts winner of Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Rio Ferdinand predicts winner of Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge

  Manchester United hero, Rio Ferdinand, has predicted the winner between Chelsea and Real Madrid when both teams clash in the Champions League semi-final second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Chelsea had played a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first-leg encounter last week in Spain. Thomas Tuchel’s side head to the game following a 2-0 victory over Fulham in the Premier League last weekend, while Real Madrid defeated Osasuna 2-0 in the LaLiga. Providing his prediction, Ferdinand backed Chelsea to beat Zinedine Zidane’s side to qualify for the Champions League final because the Blues play at a high pace. “After watching Real Madrid play and navigate their way through against Liverpool, I thought the experience was going ...
EPL: Rio Ferdinand Predicts team to win title next Season
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EPL: Rio Ferdinand Predicts team to win title next Season

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has backed Chelsea to win the Premier League title next season. However, he feels the Blues need to sign Sergio Aguero this summer, to help boost their chances. Thomas Tuchel has gotten Chelsea firing again, after replacing Frank Lampard in January. They are now in line to finish in the top four and will play the FA Cup final against Leicester City. Chelsea also plays Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday after a 1-1 draw in Spain. Ferdinand believes they can build on their impressive finish to this season, by winning the league in 2021/2022. “Have you seen Chelsea’s stats? They’re my team to win the league next year,” Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five podcasts. ...
UCL: Chelsea will Regret, get Disappointed in Second leg Against Real Madrid – Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole
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UCL: Chelsea will Regret, get Disappointed in Second leg Against Real Madrid – Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole

  England legends Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole have said that Chelsea may regret not finishing off their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid in the first leg in Spain. Former Chelsea star, Cole star feels that manager Thomas Tuchel ‘missed a little trick’ by failing to bring on Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James when Real Madrid were ‘on the ropes’. Chelsea began the game brightly with Christian Pulisic putting them in front with a superb solo goal in the 14th minute after Timo Werner had struck an earlier effort straight at Thibaut Courtois. Zinedine Zidane’s side drew level on the half-hour mark as Karim Benzema arrowed home an unstoppable volleyed finish. Tuchel made a host of changes with 20 minutes to go, bringing in Reece James, Hakim Ziyech and Kai ...
Rio Ferdinand Names Chelsea Player Being Unfairly Treated by Tuchel
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Rio Ferdinand Names Chelsea Player Being Unfairly Treated by Tuchel

  Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has identified Tammy Abraham as one Chelsea players that is being harshly treated at the club following Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg in Spain on Tuesday evening. Thomas Tuchel’s side earned a 1-1 draw away in Spain as Christian Pulisic’s superb individual effort was cancelled out by Karim Benzema’s close-range strike. Germany international, Timo Werner led Chelsea’s attack in the game but squandered an excellent chance to put his side ahead in the first half. And Ferdinand, a former England international believes Abraham, who was left on the bench throughout the duration of the game, should have been given a chance to lead Chelsea’s front line ahead of Werner. “It’s crazy, ...
UCL: Rio Ferdinand names team to win Champions League
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UCL: Rio Ferdinand names team to win Champions League

  Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has predicted the winner of this year’s UEFA Champions League. The Englishman is backing Ligue1 giants, Paris Saint-Germain to go on to win the trophy this season. PSG were defeated in last season’s final by German Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich and Ferdinand believes they can end their long wait for Champions League glory under new boss, Mauricio Pochettino. The French Champions knocked out Barcelona and holders Bayern Munich to reach the last four of the competition and face Manchester City in the semi-final first leg on Wednesday. Ferdinand is confident PSG have the ‘experience’ and the attacking talent to see off City and go all the way after learning from the mistakes they have made in recent years. “I think Paris S...
Rio Ferdinand Predicts Winner of Arsenal vs Villarreal, Names club to win Trophy
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Rio Ferdinand Predicts Winner of Arsenal vs Villarreal, Names club to win Trophy

  Rio Ferdinand has predicted the winner of this season’s Europa League competition. Rio Ferdinand also predicted the winner of the games between Manchester United and AS Roma, Arsenal against Villarreal. In Thursday’s semi-finals, Arsenal face LaLiga side Villarreal, while Manchester United tackle Roma. Arsenal’s last shot at securing Champions League football next season rests on them winning this year’s Europa League. But the Gunners head into Thursday’s semi-final first leg on the back of two poor Premier League performances at home to Fulham and Everton. And Ferdinand feels Villarreal will beat Arsenal, while United will defeat Roma and will go on to clinch the trophy. “I think Arsenal go out, man,” he added. “United win the Europa League, I’m saying it h...
European Super League: Rio Ferdinand suggests different reason for Mourinho’s sack by Tottenham
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European Super League: Rio Ferdinand suggests different reason for Mourinho’s sack by Tottenham

  Former Manchester United captain, Rio Ferdinand has suggested that Jose Mourinho might have opposed Tottenham Hotspur’s signing up for the European Super League, leading to his sack. According to him, the timing of the sack of the Portuguese tactician by Tottenham “doesn’t make sense.” The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Mourinho was sacked on Monday along with his coaching staff Sours took the decision six days before they face Manchester City in the EFL Cup final and few hours after the 12 big clubs in Europe(Tottenham included) announced their breakaway from UEFA Despite the fact that Tottenham endured a difficult campaign, Mourinho was expected to at least see out the season and attempt to guide Spurs to their first trophy since 2008. Asked whe...
European Super League: I’m Embarrassed Man United are Part of this, they’re Greedy – Rio Ferdinand
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European Super League: I’m Embarrassed Man United are Part of this, they’re Greedy – Rio Ferdinand

  Rio Ferdinand has slammed Manchester United for being part of the ’embarrassing’ European Super League. Ferdinand also pointed out that the clubs involved will face immediate sanctions, describing their move as a war on football. The Premier League’s ‘big six’ – Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United – joined other 6 big football clubs in Europe as they announced a breakaway from UEFA on Sunday. Rio Ferdinand said he is embarrassed that his former club is part of the new breakaway European Super League, describing the club’s involvement as ‘embarrassing’. Despite a statement by the governing bodies of Serie A, Premier League and La Liga, Uefa among others, condemning the plans and threatening to block the 12 clubs, the Super ...
UCL: Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand Predict Teams that’ll Play Champions League Final
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UCL: Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand Predict Teams that’ll Play Champions League Final

  Former England stars, Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen have shared their separate opinions regarding which team will make it to the final of the Champions League. Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are the four teams in the semi-finals. Chelsea will play Real Madrid while Manchester City tackle PSG in the next stage. Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate and will go on to face Thomas Tuchel’s men. Chelsea had earlier beaten Porto 2-1 on aggregate with Mauricio Pochettino’s knocking out Bayern Munich. Manchester City joined them in the other semi-final after beating Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on aggregate, fighting back from a goal down to win 2-1 on Wednesday night courtesy of goals from Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden. Former Liver...
Rio Ferdinand Blames John Stones after Man City’s 2-1 Defeat to Leeds United
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Rio Ferdinand Blames John Stones after Man City’s 2-1 Defeat to Leeds United

Rio Ferdinand has blamed John Stones for Manchester City defeat to Leeds United in the Premier league on Saturday. Leeds stunned the league leaders at the Etihad on Saturday, with Kalvin Phillips and Stuart Dallas putting up outstanding performances in the visitors’ 2-1 win. Dallas scored netted his second in the game in stoppage time to seal three points for Marcelo Bielsa’s side after Ferran Torres had levelled for City in the 76th minute. Leeds played with 10 men after Liam Cooper was sent off for a reckless challenge on Gabriel Jesus on the stroke of half-time. “We asked before the game whether Leeds United can adapt. Will Bielsa adapt his tactics to play against a top-notch team like this?” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “He was forced to go down to 10 men and then he ada...
I Fear For Mourinho – Rio Ferdinand
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I Fear For Mourinho – Rio Ferdinand

  Manchester United and England legend, Rio Ferdinand has accused Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho of ‘creating a rift’ within his own team after the Portuguese took another swipe at his Spurs squad following their 2-2 draw with Newcastle at the weekend. Spurs were unable to beat Newcastle on Sunday, a result that would have seen them climb to fourth place after Chelsea were thrashed by West Brom earlier on Saturday. After the game against Newcastle, reporters reminded the Portuguese gaffer that his teams are usually good at defending leads and he responded: “Same coach, different players.” Ferdinand said that the former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager may have done more harm than good with his usual attacks on his players, adding that he ‘fears’ for...
Rio Ferdinand Changes Top Four Prediction after Arsenal vs Liverpool Game
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Rio Ferdinand Changes Top Four Prediction after Arsenal vs Liverpool Game

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has said he feels Liverpool are back on track to claim a top four spot, following their 3-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. Diogo Jota climbed off the bench to score twice, while Mohammed Salah also got on the scoresheet, as the defending champions clinched an important victory. The result leaves Liverpool just two points off fourth spot. With Chelsea’s shock 5-2 defeat to West Brom and Tottenham drawing 2-2 at Newcastle, Ferdinand believes the final Champions League spot is Liverpool’s for the taking. “I think Liverpool are going to get in there now. The result they got at the weekend, the performance and the confidence that will give that team. “Liverpool with how they’ve been in the last two seasons they have t...
Alex Ferguson Shares Secrets of Signing World-class players for Man United
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Alex Ferguson Shares Secrets of Signing World-class players for Man United

Former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson has opened up on how he was able to recruit top-class players for the club According to Ferguson, instinct and determination guided him in selecting the best among players for the Red Devils. Ferguson was United manager for 27 years after spells at East Stirlingshire, St Mirren, Aberdeen and St Johnstone. The Scottish said that part of his success is down to his eye for players who shared his mentality. “I think that it could be divided into maybe a few parts. Some players I had were absolute natural footballers, with natural talent,” he told the United official website. “But there were other players who shared my determination, who maybe weren’t the best players but they made themselves the best players because they had s...
Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole rate Chelsea’s chances after Atletico Madrid win
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Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole rate Chelsea’s chances after Atletico Madrid win

Former Chelsea and Manchester United stars, Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand, respectively, have tipped Thomas Tuchel’s men to go through to the final of the Champions League this season. They both also believe the rest of the teams in the quarter-finals draw will hope to avoid Chelsea in the next stages. Thomas Tuchel’s side defeated Atletico Madrid 3-0 on aggregate to book a place in the quarter finals with goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri on Wednesday night. Chelsea have not conceded in their last six games and are yet to taste defeat under Tuchdl. And former Blues midfielder Cole believes they won’t be fearing any of their potential opponents. “It’d be nice if they can get to the Champions League final in Istanbul,” Cole told BT Sport. “They won’t be worried...
‘You’ll be Embarrassed’ – Ferdinand Blasts Rudiger after Chelsea’s 2 -0 Win Over Atletico
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‘You’ll be Embarrassed’ – Ferdinand Blasts Rudiger after Chelsea’s 2 -0 Win Over Atletico

  Former Manchester United defender and football pundit, Rio Ferdinand has told Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, that he will be ’embarrassed’ for his theatrics that played a role in getting Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic sent off in Chelsea’s 2-0 Champions League win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The German defender had thrown himself to the turf after getting an elbow into the chest from Savic, leading to the Atletico Madrid defender being promptly shown a red card. The La Liga leaders were already 1-0 down at this stage after Hakim Ziyech had put Chelsea ahead in the first half. Emerson Palmieri made it 2-0 and 3-0 on aggregate for Blues with his late effort. Ferdinand was less impressed by Rudiger’s conduct late on in the match “Rudiger, I think will...
Chelsea vs Atletico: ‘100 percent red card, penalty’ – Ferdinand blames officials for not sending off Azpilicueta
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Chelsea vs Atletico: ‘100 percent red card, penalty’ – Ferdinand blames officials for not sending off Azpilicueta

  England legend, Rio Ferdinand has blamed the referee and VAR officials for not showing a red card to Chelsea captain, César Azpilicueta during their 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16 second leg in London on Wednesday. Hakim Ziyech’s first-half opener and Emerson Palmieri’s late effort secured a 3-0 aggregate win for Thomas Tuchel’s side Chelsea had won the first leg 1-0 in Madrid thanks to Olivier Giroud’s overhead kick. However, Ferdinand, a former Manchester United defender felt Chelsea were lucky not to finish the game with 10 men. Azpilicueta under hit a backpass towards his goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and then tugged Atletico’s Yannick Carassco’s waist to stop him from chasing the ball but the officials overlooked and no penalty was aw...
Rio Ferdinand Points out Solskjaer’s Tactics that ‘Kills’ him
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Rio Ferdinand Points out Solskjaer’s Tactics that ‘Kills’ him

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand says it ‘kills’ him (Rio) when the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fields two deep-lying midfielders during recent matches. United face AC Milan in the second leg of the Europa League last 16 tie in San Siro on Thursday and are on course to finish second in the Premier League. Solskjaer’s side are also through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Until the 2-0 win against Manchester City earlier this month, the Red Devils had managed just one goal in the seven fixtures against their rivals as Solskjaer often played Scott McTominay and Fred in front of his defence to give them further protection. While this formation has helped United not to concede goals, the team’s attack has suffered and Ferdinand, a former defender, revealed t...
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Rio Ferdinand predicts winner of Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Rio Ferdinand predicts winner of Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has predicted the outcome of the Champions League last 16 second leg tie between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid. The former England International warned that the Spanish side are a team you “can’t ever write off completely” but insisted that the Blues will edge into the Champions League quarter-finals. The west London Blues have not tasted defeat since January when Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard and hold a 1-0 lead after Olivier Giroud’s spectacular winner in the first leg. They have also not conceded a single goal in their past five matches. Ferdinand believes that the solid defence will prove enough to see Chelsea into the quarter-finals of the competition. “Atletico, you can’t ever write them off comp...
Rio Ferdinand Lists two Players that will Help Liverpool win Champions League this Season
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Rio Ferdinand Lists two Players that will Help Liverpool win Champions League this Season

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has said that Liverpool cannot win the Champions League this season unless Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez return to the team. Both defenders have been kept out of football actions by long term injuries with Liverpool badly affected by their absence. The Reds qualified for the quarter-finals of the competition on Wednesday as they completed a routine victory over RB Leipzig on Wednesday night. Jurgen Klopp’s men defeated the Germans 2-0 in the first leg in Germany and repeated the scoreline at Anfield, strolling to a 4-0 aggregate victory. Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen had suggested that the Reds could win the Champions League this season following their impressive performance during the game ...
De Gea vs Henderson: Rio Ferdinand Names Man United’s Number One Goalkeeper
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De Gea vs Henderson: Rio Ferdinand Names Man United’s Number One Goalkeeper

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has named David de Gea ahead of Dean Henderson as his Red Devils’ number one goalkeeper. De Gea travelled to Spain for the birth of his first child and will miss Man United’s next five matches. The Spaniard is expected to return to Old Trafford after the international break. However, Henderson has already performed well in De Gea’s absence, keeping clean sheets in games against Crystal Palace and Manchester City, respectively. Asked if Henderson can be Man United’s future number one goalkeeper, Ferdinand said on his Vibe with FIVE YouTube series: “Listen, it’s a battle. But you have got to listen to what Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] said in the press conference after: he’s got the shirt for now until De Gea is back. That...
Rio Ferdinand Identifies two Players Man United Should Sign After Failing to Beat Chelsea
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Rio Ferdinand Identifies two Players Man United Should Sign After Failing to Beat Chelsea

  Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has identified two players the club needs to sign after failing to beat Chelsea in the Premier League over the weekend. Man United and Chelsea played a goalless draw in the Premier League on Sunday at the Stamford Bridge. But Ferdinand now wants the Red Devils to sign a commanding centre-back and a centre-forward like Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe or Dortmund’s Erling Haaland this summer to ‘change the narrative’ at Old Trafford. “Manchester United were playing catch up from everybody last season,” Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel. “They finished 30 points behind Liverpool last season, now they are above them. “That’s a big, big achievement in that sense. We were not sitting there last season thinking Manche...
Rio Ferdinand Names Man City’s Two Biggest Threats to Winning Champions League
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Rio Ferdinand Names Man City’s Two Biggest Threats to Winning Champions League

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has named Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, as the two biggest threats to Manchester City winning the Champions League this year. City beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 comfortably on Wednesday, in the first leg of their last-16 tie. Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus scored to wrap up a routine win for the Premier League leaders. Pep Guardiola’s men are now in a strong position to reach the quarter-finals with a home leg to come. Given City’s dominance in the Premier League, many are tipping them to finally go all the way in Europe’s premier competition. But Ferdinand thinks both PSG and Bayern can cause them issues in the later rounds. He said on BT Sport: “I think Bayern have got the experience and the ...
EPL: Rio Ferdinand Tells Jesse Lingard to Leave Man United Permanently
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EPL: Rio Ferdinand Tells Jesse Lingard to Leave Man United Permanently

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has told midfielder, Jesse Lingard, to leave Manchester United on a permanent deal this summer transfer window. Ferdinand believes Lingard should be aiming to quit Man United and extend his stay at West Ham, because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have moved ahead after they signed new players last transfer window. Lingard is currently on loan at West Ham until the end of the season after he made just three appearances for Man United this season. The 28-year-old has made a bright start at West Ham, scoring two goals in his debut against Aston Villa earlier this month and also impressed in their 3-0 victory over Sheffield United last Monday. “What is his ambition here, beyond this season, what is he [Lingard] looking to do?’ Ferdinand tol...
Former Manchester United footballer Ravel Morrison admits to stealing Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand’s boots to feed his family
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Former Manchester United footballer Ravel Morrison admits to stealing Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand’s boots to feed his family

Former Manchester United player, Ravel Morrison has admitted he used to steal Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney’s boots from the dressing room at Manchester United’s training ground to sell and put food on the table for his family. Morrison, an academy product, was once named by Sir Alex Ferguson as the greatest teenage prospect he had ever trained but Morrison struggled with off-the-pitch problems and never lived up to his huge potential. The 28-year-old Morrison spoke about the difficulties he faced away from football on Rio Ferdinand’s Five podcast explaining how he mixed with the wrong crowd and would be late for training which would land him in trouble. Morrison told Ferdinand: “Obviously I was on a scholar’s wage, I was young. “You used to get like £250 for a pair of...
Man Utd: Bloody hell, you should be embarrassed for your action – Rio Ferdinand tells Maguire
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Man Utd: Bloody hell, you should be embarrassed for your action – Rio Ferdinand tells Maguire

  Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has said that captain, Harry Maguire, should be “embarrassed” for what he did during the club’s 1-1 draw with West Brom last weekend. Maguire was awarded a penalty in the second half of Sunday’s draw at Hawthorns Stadium, but the decision was reversed after a VAR check. The England defender later claimed he was “certain” he was fouled by West Brom player, Semi Ajayi. Giving his judgment on the penalty drama, Ferdinand described the incident as a “bloody hell”. “If Harry’s being honest, he will have woken up the next morning and been embarrassed with what he did,” Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel. “It’s not what you want to see from a defender. I don’t think that’s what he’s prided himself on throughout his career....
Rio Ferdinand’s wife, Kate reveals how she once packed out of his house as she struggled with taking care of his kids and ‘replacing’ their late mum
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Rio Ferdinand’s wife, Kate reveals how she once packed out of his house as she struggled with taking care of his kids and ‘replacing’ their late mum

Kate Ferdinand, wife to Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has revealed how she packed out of the footballer's house after going through an "incredibly difficult time" trying to 'replace' his late wife and pretending to be happy while taking care of his kids. Kate, 29, opened up about the struggle she went through after moving in with Rio and his three kids, Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine, who he shared with his late wife, who died from cancer. While she was getting used to Rio Ferdinand recovering from his wife's loss, he then lost his mum Janice, two years after the death of his wife. Kate has now come out to explain how it all became too much for her. She told You magazine: "I cried every single day for a year when I first moved in with Rio. It was an incredib...
FA Cup: Rio Ferdinand Feels Sorry for Mourinho After Everton Defeated Tottenham
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FA Cup: Rio Ferdinand Feels Sorry for Mourinho After Everton Defeated Tottenham

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has said that he “feels sorry” for Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, after Everton defeated Spurs 5-4 in the FA Cup fifth-round tie on Wednesday night. Ferdinand also criticised Mourinho’s men for “consistently” making individual mistakes. Bernard’s first half extra-time goal ensured Carlo Ancelotti’s side eliminated Tottenham from the competition after the match ended 4-4 after 90 minutes at Goodison Park. “I have to say I actually feel sorry for him [Mourinho] in some ways,” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “Because in recent weeks he’s changed quite a few times in the way they have approached games. The West Brom game was a bit different when Harry Kane was not playing, and now tonight was open and expansive. “But each and every o...
Fulham vs Man United: Rio Ferdinand Singles Out One Player after EPL 2-1 Win
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Fulham vs Man United: Rio Ferdinand Singles Out One Player after EPL 2-1 Win

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has singled out midfielder, Paul Pogba, for praise after the France international scored a goal in the Red Devils’ Premier League 2-1 victory over Fulham on Wednesday night. Ferdinand described Pogba’s performance against Fulham as fantastic. The former defender explained that Pogba was the big difference during the encounter at Craven Cottage. Pogba and Edinson Cavani’s goals gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side all three points against Fulham. “Today he [Paul Pogba] put in a fantastic performance,” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “The big difference recently is he’s been playing quicker. He’s quick with what he’s doing, the efficiency is top, top drawer. “He is a magnificent footballer, and when he’s in this form, he’s one of the best.” ...
‘Amad Diallo Can Be Manchester United’s New Cristiano Ronaldo’
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‘Amad Diallo Can Be Manchester United’s New Cristiano Ronaldo’

    Rio Ferdinand has branded Amad Diallo as a potential "world-beater" and likened his transfer to that of Cristiano Ronaldo when he signed for Manchester United. The Red Devils announced the signing of Diallo, 18, from Atalanta after striking a deal before the transfer window closed in October. The 18-year-old joins the Old Trafford club in a move worth up to £37.2 million. And former United defender Ferdinand believes Diallo's transfer bares resemblance to Ronaldo's switch to the club from Sporting CP back in 2003. Speaking on FIVE YouTube channel, he said: "We've just bought a kid in from Atalanta and hopefully he does something. "If you see his clips and speak to people at the club who are involved in buying him, potentially this kid could be a world-bea...
Rio Ferdinand Admits To Playing Drunk In Premier League Game Vs Arsenal
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Rio Ferdinand Admits To Playing Drunk In Premier League Game Vs Arsenal

  Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed how he once played in a Premier League game against Arsenal while drunk. The teenage Ferdinand was at the start of his career with West Ham at the time. He's since explained how there was a drinking culture within the squad, which influenced his behaviour. The future England defender wasn't supposed to be in the matchday squad for the first game of the 1996/97 season at Arsenal, so had three drinks at the bar. Only to find himself summoned to the changing room after West Ham winger Paulo Futre stormed out of the ground in a bizarre row about not getting the No 10 shirt. "When I was young, I was crazy, I could spend all day drinking," Ferdinand explained on The Mo Giligan Podcast. "I could drink 10 pints and then switch ...
Atletico star Saul Niguez admits to being ‘very flattered’ by Man Utd transfer links
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Atletico star Saul Niguez admits to being ‘very flattered’ by Man Utd transfer links

The Spanish midfielder says rumoured interest from the Red Devils serves as solid evidence that he is doing things well at Wanda Metropolitano Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez has admitted to being "very flattered" by recent Manchester United transfer links. United were reportedly planning a summer swoop for Saul earlier this year, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aimed to strengthen his options in the middle of the park at Old Trafford. Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand was among those to endorse a potential move for the 25-year-old, as he said on Instagram Live: "I think he’s a major player. Composed, calm, great left foot, lovely conductor, he can score goals, tactically he’s very aware.
Rio and Kate Ferdinand reveal the sex of their unborn child
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Rio and Kate Ferdinand reveal the sex of their unborn child

Rio and Kate Ferdinand have revealed they are having a baby boy. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the former TOWIE star, 29, made the big announcement as she shared pictures from a gender reveal party that took place at their home in Bromley. She wrote in her caption: ' it’s a boy. me and tia are outnumbered.' The event was attended by close friends and family of the couple. In one of the photos, the reality star was pictured hugging husband, 41, as her stepchildren, Lorenz, 14, Tate, 11, and nine-year-old Tia, cheered them on. This will be Kate's first child and fourth for Rio. He welcomed his three other children with his first wife, Rebecca, who passed away in 2015 after a short battle with breast cancer. Rio and Kate started their relationship in 2017 and tied the k...
Lewandowski Should Start A Petition Over Ballon D’or Cancellation – Ferdinand
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Lewandowski Should Start A Petition Over Ballon D’or Cancellation – Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand believes Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski should start up a petition to ensure the Ballon d’Or is awarded this season. France Football announced last month that they wouldn’t be handing out the award this year due to the “lack of sufficient fair conditions” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Ballon d’Or had previously been awarded every year since it was first founded in 1956 with Lionel Messi taking home the honour for a record sixth time in 2019
‘Sancho is the best young player bar none’ – Ferdinand
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‘Sancho is the best young player bar none’ – Ferdinand

The Red Devils should always be in the market to sign football's top talents - a category the 20-year-old falls under, according to the pundit Manchester United have been urged by Rio Ferdinand to continue their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, with the ex-defender claiming that the England international is the best young player in the world “bar none”. It is understood that Sancho is the Red Devils' top transfer target this window, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to add more quality to a side that has seen a dramatic upturn in form since signing Portuguese playmaker Bruno Fernandes in January. Dortmund's sporting director, Michael Zorc, however, has stated that the club's prized asset will not be leaving before the end of the 2020-21 season, with the Germa...
Rio Ferdinand and Kate Announce they are Expecting First Child
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Rio Ferdinand and Kate Announce they are Expecting First Child

Retired footballer, Rio Ferdinand and his wife Kate have announced they are expecting their first together. The former TOWIE star, 29, and ex-Manchester United defender, 41, revealed the news on social media on Thursday evening. Kate shared a sweet family video via Instagram and then wrote: "The crazy house is about to get a little bit crazier.. every time I watch this it makes me cry, the best reaction Baby Ferdy we are all so excited to meet you." In the video, the blonde beauty and Rio could be seen with his children - - Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11, and Tia, nine going through baby pictures before she announced: "I am pregnant!" to her excited stepchildren who all started cheering and jumping about. The reality star then cradled her growing baby bump and added: 'Have you not no...
Neville Reveals How Man United Squad Reacted To Ronaldo’s Infamous ‘Wink’
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Neville Reveals How Man United Squad Reacted To Ronaldo’s Infamous ‘Wink’

Gary Neville says the Man Utd squad rallied around Cristiano Ronaldo after he came under fierce criticism over his infamous ‘wink’ at Wayne Rooney during the 2006 World Cup. Rooney was sent off an hour into England’s quarter-final against Portugal after stamping on Ricardo Carvalho with Ronaldo urging the referee to brandish a red card. When the official gave Rooney his marching orders the cameras zoomed in on his Man Utd team-mate Ronaldo winking, leading to a huge backlash from England fans. When asked if all the England players were waiting for Ronaldo at Man Utd training, Neville replied on Sky Sports: “No, first day back in pre-season I was called into the office with Wayne and Cristiano by the manager to sit down and he wanted to see if there were any problems or hangove...
Rio Ferdinand Names Ndidi, Niguez as Choice Picks for Man Utd in Summer
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Rio Ferdinand Names Ndidi, Niguez as Choice Picks for Man Utd in Summer

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has urged the club to make a transfer move for Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, or Atletico Madrid stars, Saul Niguez and Thomas Partey this summer. He also advised the Red Devils to make a move for Napoli centre-back, Kalidou Koulibaly, or Norwich City defender, Ben Godfrey. Man United has already signed Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo last January transfer window, but Ferdinand believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side still needs two to three players this summer to compete for the Premier League title next season. “I would maybe go get Partey from Atletico Madrid or Ndidi from Leicester,” Ferdinand said on The Beautiful Game podcast. “I like Saul Niguez. He’s a very, very good player in midfield. “And then a ce...
‘Slow conveyor belt’ – Neville reveals details of Sir Alex’s transfer policy at Man Utd
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‘Slow conveyor belt’ – Neville reveals details of Sir Alex’s transfer policy at Man Utd

The former defender detailed how the legendary manager would select players, and know when to move on from them Gary Neville explained Sir Alex Ferguson's' overall transfer strategy with Manchester United, likening it to a "very slow conveyor belt" system. Ferguson's tenure with Manchester United saw the Red Devils emerge as a global powerhouse, dominating English football while regularly competing for European trophies. In total, Ferguson won 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League titles and five FA Cups as part of his 38-trophy haul while at Old Trafford. To maintain that level of dominance, you have to recruit well and bring along talented youngsters, and Neville explained how Ferguson has been able to find that mix better than any other manager. "There were thr...
Rio Ferdinand Suggests Club Coutinho Could Join in Premier League
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Rio Ferdinand Suggests Club Coutinho Could Join in Premier League

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has urged Barcelona midfielder, Philippe Coutinho, to make a transfer move to join Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur this summer. According to Ferdinand, Coutinho, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich would hundred percent improve Mourinho’s side. Coutinho, a former Liverpool player, left Jurgen Klopp’s side in 2018 to join Barcelona in a £130million deal. The Brazilian could be available this summer transfer window, but Ferdinand believes Tottenham should explore to bring the 27-year-old to Spurs. “At Liverpool Coutinho was an amazing player, but since he left the club, he hasn’t really done it yet,” Ferdinand said in an Instagram Q&A on Monday as quoted by Manchester Evening News. “He struggled at Barcelona, struggled t...
What Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves Said About Odion Ighalo
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What Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves Said About Odion Ighalo

Former Manchester United stars, Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves have hailed former Nigeria international, Odion Ighalo over his performance in the Europa League clash against Club Brugge last night. Ighalo netted his first goal for the Red Devils in their 5-0 bashing of Club Brugge. Ferdinand congratulated Ighalo for his first competitive goal for Manchester United. “Congrats @ighalojude. Special moment for you & your family!” He tweeted. Scholes told BT Sport that Ighalo will continue to score goals so long as another new signing, Bruno Fernandes is in the team. He said, “He did well tonight, he looked sharp. We said before the game he has not played since December. He looked sharp, he was good.” He noted that Ighalo has joined United at the right...
Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch React as Man City Beat Real Madrid 2-1 at Bernabeu
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Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch React as Man City Beat Real Madrid 2-1 at Bernabeu

Former England stars, Rio Ferdinand and Peter Crouch have shared their opinion on Manchester City’s victory over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. Pep Guardiola made some strange choices in his starting XI to the Champions League round of 16 first leg tie in Spain. However, City recorded the all-important victory handing Zinedine Zidane’s men a shock 2-1 defeat. Gabriel Jesus and Kelvin De Bruyne scored for the visitors to cancel out Isco’s earlier strike. Raheem Sterling came off the bench and helped turn the tide and lead to the eventual winner for Guardiola’s side. Ferdinand told BT Sport, “Huge result, going behind in a stadium like this with the experience they [Real Madrid] had and multiple Champions League winners, they came back t...
Rio Ferdinand Names Favourite to Win Trophy after Man City, Bayern’s Games
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Rio Ferdinand Names Favourite to Win Trophy after Man City, Bayern’s Games

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has picked out Liverpool as his “standout favourites” to win the Champions League this season. Jurgen Klopp’s men lost 1-0 in their last-16 first leg at Atletico Madrid. They would need to overturn the defeat in three weeks at Anfield, if they want to stand a chance of defending their title. This week, Bayern Munich thrashed Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, while Manchester City beat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu. Despite all these results, Ferdinand still believes Klopp’s side are in pole position to win it. “I can’t look no further than Liverpool, if I’m honest. “I think they’ll go through against Atletico Madrid. I think it’s a tough game but I think Anfield gives it a different dimension. “Bayern Munich looked ...
Rio Ferdinand Reveals Favourite Nigerian Player
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Rio Ferdinand Reveals Favourite Nigerian Player

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has named Wilfried Ndidi of Leicester City, as his favourite Nigerian footballer. Ferdinand revealed this while answering questions at the Guinness Night Football Pan African extravaganza tour in Lagos, Nigeria. Ndidi has made 109 Premier League appearances for the Foxes and scored six goals, since moving to the King Power Stadium in January 2017. On why he picked Ndidi, Ferdinand said: “I like Ndidi because he is fantastic, he works for everyone, he is not selfish, he is my favourite Nigerian footballer and I really admire him.” This comes days after Odion Ighalo signed a six-month deal with United. Ighalo becomes the first Nigerian to play for the Old Trafford side.
What Rio Ferdinand said about Maguire after Man United’s 2-0 defeat to Burnley
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What Rio Ferdinand said about Maguire after Man United’s 2-0 defeat to Burnley

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has criticised captain, Harry Maguire for his lack of leadership qualities during the Red Devils’ 2-0 defeat to Burnley in the Premier League on Wednesday night. Two goals from Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez handed the visitors their first win at Old Trafford since 1962. United slumped to their second defeat in the space of three days, as their chances of making it to the UEFA Champions League next season also becomes slimmer. Maguire’s performance left Ferdinand furious as he slammed the England centre-back, who replaced Ashley Young as club captain last week, for lacking commanding ability when it really mattered during the encounter. “Go up and win it,” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “Show the desire to win the ball. Someone has to go in ...
‘Sterling throat grab on Gomez should’ve stayed in-house’ – Ferdinand hits out at Southgate decision
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‘Sterling throat grab on Gomez should’ve stayed in-house’ – Ferdinand hits out at Southgate decision

Rio Ferdinand has questioned why Gareth Southgate decided to go public in his punishment of Raheem Sterling for a throat grab on England colleague Joe Gomez. The Three Lions boss has revealed that the Manchester City winger will play no part in his side's Euro 2020 qualification fixture with Montenegro on Thursday after clashing with his international team-mate. A feud between Sterling and Liverpool defender Gomez was sparked in the heat of Premier League battle on Sunday, with the pair squaring up during a 3-1 win for the Reds at Anfield. Tempers boiled over again when the duo were reunited at St George’s Park, although both men have been quick to play down the incident and make claims of order and friendship being restored. Ex-England star Ferdinand believes the incident shou...
Rio Ferdinand breaks down in tears as he watches Kate Wright walk down the aisle
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Rio Ferdinand breaks down in tears as he watches Kate Wright walk down the aisle

Rio Ferdinand was left in tears when he watched Kate Wright walk down the aisle. The happy couple exchanged vows in front of close family and friends at the five-star luxury D Maris Bay hotel, in Turkey on Friday. In the first interview about the wedding, the dad-of-three, 40, admitted he got "so emotional" when he saw his daughter Tia, eight, walk down the aisle before seeing his stunning new bride, 27. He told OK! magazine: “I cried as soon as the day started. Seeing Tia walk up the aisle before Kate set me off. It was just so emotional. "There was just no going back on the emotion, that’s why I had to keep my shades on! Seeing Tate and Lorenz walk Kate down the aisle was particularly poignant and we wouldn’t have wanted to do it any other way. They were so proud and they c...

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