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…)

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…)