Rio Ferdinand has denied there is any friction between himself and current Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Norwegian boss told him he “comments on things he doesn’t really know.”
Once teammates at Old Trafford, Ferdinand decide to pursue a career in punditry after hanging up his boots meaning he is often required to critique Solskjaer and Man Utd if they fail to meet the required standard.
The pair have come to blows in recent weeks after Ferdinand labelled Phil Jones a “waste of time” with the United boss responding he was “completely out of order”.
Another exchange took place when Solskjaer, a player-turned-pundit, said that he would have told Cristiano Rondo to sit down following the Portuguese legend being caught shouting orders from the bench during United’s Champions League match with BSC Young Boys.
Solskjaer replied: “Rio, again you know, sometimes he comments on things he doesn’t really know.”
But now the BT Sport pundit has played down any suggestions there is a rift between the duo and has asked Solskjaer to “call” regarding the recent trade-offs:
“Ole’s come for me the other day in the paper,” joked Ferdinand, speaking on the Vibe with Five YouTube channel. “He came for me; I can’t believe it!
“I’m going hug Ole when I see him. I’m going shake his hand and tell him that it’s all love. I am his biggest fan.
Rio Ferdinand was correct to criticize Phil Jones and Cristiano Rojo? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section.
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“Ole’s at the wheel, it wasn’t happening until I said it. I’ve got no beef, I’ve got no beef with anyone at Man United.
“Some things get said in the heat of a moment and things go wrong sometimes. It’s a call, man. Just call me.”