RIO FERDINAND PRAISES UNITED UNDER MOURINHO

Rio Ferdinand heaped praise on Manchester United under Jose Mourinho.

The former Manchester United defender has commended the effort of the Portuguese tactician, who succeeded Louis van Gaal in May.


He congratulated Mourinho on his Facebook page stating that the Portuguese man is warmly welcome to the “biggest club in the world” and assured that his arrival at Old Trafford will be the most exciting job of his managerial career.

The Englishman reckons Mourinho has helped bring confidence back into the club due to how courageous the players perform on the pitch since he took over. “The biggest positive change for the Red Devils apart from the players they have bought, is the mentality shift,” Ferdinand told talkSPORT.

Ferdinand also insists Mourinho is able, willing and ready to turn fifth-placed Manchester United into a team capable of winning titles once again, despite being sacked by Chelsea on December 17 after a disappointing start to the campaign.
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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…)

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…)