Rio Ferdinand predictions on table

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has predicted that both Arsenal and Liverpool will miss out on the Champions League qualification next season.


If this is the case, this will be the first time since the arrival of Arsene Wenger that the Gunners will not be participating in the Champions League.

In his opinion, it will be Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs that will qualify for the Champions League. He believes that Arsenal and Liverpool are too inconsistent at the moment to make it in the top four.

Rio Ferdinand said that Chelsea has been magnificent since the start of the season and that there is no doubt that they will be Champion at the end of the season. However, he is not so sure on the ranking of the teams that will be below them.

At the moment Tottenham Hotspurs seem to be the team that is in form, and he believes that the ranking will be determined by the results in the direct games opposing the teams. (more…)

FERDINAND PRAISES MICHEAL CARRICK

Rio Ferdinand has spoken to Paul Pogba about his time at Manchester United and revealed just how influential Michael Carrick has been.


Carrick started the season as a bit-part player under Jose Mourinho but having just started his third game in a week in Man United’s 2-0 win over West Brom.

Fans have long had a deep appreciation for Carrick and by the looks of it Pogba shares that admiration.

Speaking about Pogba and Carrick in his column for The Sunday Times, Ferdinand said: “There is a long list to which we need to add Paul Pogba’s name, and that is of team-mates who have appreciated Michael Carrick.

“I have spoken to Pogba about it, and Carrick has set him free.

“Pogba had a prickly start to his second United career but now he is looking like his real self and it’s down to several factors. (more…)

An iconic figure of Manchester United wanted to join Arsenal

Rio Ferdinand is one of the most iconic players of Manchester United of the past decade as he spent 12 years performing with the Premier League where the Englishman managed to win the UEFA Champions League back in May of 2008 and the Premier League title on 6 different occasions.


Manchester United and Arsenal have one of the biggest and well-known rivalries in the Premier League. It comes as a huge surprise to find out that an iconic Manchester United player such as: Rio Ferdinand was actually interested in joining their rival team but it was indeed confirmed by the Englishman himself as Ferdinand stated that he actually reached out to Arsene Wenger with hopes of joining Arsenal but a transfer was never completed.

After having spent around 12 years with Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand left the English club on May of 2014 and the English defender said: ‘’I am feeling fit and healthy, ready for a new challenge and looking forward to whatever the future holds for me’’

Despite leaving Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand still had desire to continue performing but it wasn’t going to happen at Old Trafford as the player was reaching an elevated age that was starting to become an obstacle when performing in such a high pressure and fast pace environment such as the Premier League.
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Rio Ferdinand States His Opinion For An EU Referendum

One of the voices that are stating their opinions as the EU referendum is on the way is Rio Ferdinand.


Being a former star player and ex captain of England, he says that the referendum is definitely urging him to take a stand and that is for Britain to remain part of the EU and not a separate nation. It is bigger than fighting for the Labor or the Conservative parties. His view is that, the world will change in which kids will grow up and find opportunities to live thrive and pursue different careers. That would be affected if the referendum saw Britain, separating from EU.

Though there are people who are in favor of Britain being a separate nation, being part of the EU makes sense for Rio Ferdinand. He states that the world will change in which his kid will grow up. (more…)

REAL MADRID DEFENDER LABELED “AN ACTOR”

Spanish giants, Real Madrid suffered a very surprising defeat to Wolfsburg on Wednesday in the quarter finals of the UEFA League. The game ended 2-0 in favor of the hosts. Two goals in the first half separated both sides.

During the second half of the hard-fought encounter, Real Madrid Defender, Marcelo had a moment with Wolfsburg midfielder Max Arnold. It appeared he thrust his head towards Max before going to the ground clutching his face. Max claimed no wrong and walked up to the Brazilian player still on the ground, trying to get him to quit the ‘acting.’

Max Arnold received a booking for this but after the game Head Coach of Wolfsburg, Dieter Hecking called Marcelo an actor.

“Marcelo is an actor, that annoyed me, because he has no need,” Hecking told the German media.

The Coach went on to request the decision be rescinded but UEFA would only do that retrospectively if the match officials missed it.

During the match, Defender Ricardo Rodriguez opened the score-line with a goal from the spot, after a Wolfsburg player was fouled. Max Arnold scored the second goal before the break. (more…)

Rio Ferdinand says that he still has a lot of admiration for John Terry

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that he still has a lot of admiration for John Terry as a footballer, but he still refuses to forget the racist incident involving Terry and his younger brother Anton Ferdinand.

The Chelsea captain has been in stupendous form this season and has helped the blues lift a fourth Premier league title. He joins Roy Keane as only the second captain in the Premier League history to have won four titles while captaining the team. Ferdinand enjoyed a short stint as the Manchester United captain but he was not as successful as Terry.

Speaking after the West London outfit sealed the title with a win over Crystal Palace, Ferdinand said that Terry continues to remain a force in the Premier League despite concerns about his age. Many thought that Terry was finished as a player a few years ago when he rarely featured in the first-team under the management of Rafa Benitez. While last season was a good one, this season appears to be one of the best in Terry’s long playing career. Ferdinand reckons that Terry’s decision to retire from international football undoubtedly has helped the club reap huge benefits from his quality being extended. (more…)

Chris Smalling says that he wants to be remembered as a player

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says that he wants to be remembered as a player of great stature than Rio Ferdinand at the club.

Along with Nemanja Vidic, Ferdinand is seen as one of the best central defenders that the club has had in the last decade. Now playing at QPR, the former England international is coming to the end of his career. At almost a decade younger than him, Smalling is seen as the future of United’s defence. He is also close to establishing himself as the England number one centre back after a string of performances this campaign.

Once upon a time, the former Fulham player was seen as a talented player who had a long way to go before establishing himself as one of the top defenders. Signed by former manager Sir Alex Ferguson for £ 12 million, Smalling is starting to repay United with a string of good performances. He has been an ever present in the United back four – especially in the second half of the campaign – and is close to being the permanent fixture in England’s defence along with Phil Jones. During his time at United, Ferdinand won numerous accolades including Premier League and Champions League medals. (more…)

Chelsea struggled most in Champions League

When playing in the 1st leg of their Champions League last-16 tie game against PSG, the Premier League side Chelsea was the team that clearly struggled most in the match. Chelsea launched a total of 2 shots in the entire match meanwhile PSG launched 14 different times.  When the match was over, Jose Mourinho admitted in saying that Chelsea deserved to lose as they didn’t perform good enough to deserve what the final scoreboard displayed which was a 1-1 draw.

This result is a huge advantage for Chelsea as they currently have an advantage over PSG as the header that was scored by Ivanovic was netted in the Parc des Princes, in the home turf of the French team and now PSG are obliged to score at least one goal in the upcoming 2nd leg match.

Even though this result has placed Chelsea in a very comfortable spot, there was something that occurred even before the matchhad started which has everyone talking about and it’s not about the undeserved advantage of Chelsea, it’s about the act of racism that was displayed by fans of Chelsea. (more…)