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…)

Manchester United should appoint Jose Mourinho according to Rio Ferdinand

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has stated that Manchester United should consider replacing Louis van Gaal during the summer.


The best choice will be to go for Jose Mourinho according to Ferdinand. He said that the Portuguese manager has the know-how and the experience needed to manage a team of this stature.

Rio Ferdinand believes that if the club wants to replace Louis van Gaal in the summer, they should make the move now especially with Jose Mourinho free. He added that a manager of this quality will not remain without a job for a long time, and they should make the move now.

Louis van Gaal has stated that he will still be the manager of Manchester United next season, but Rio Ferdinand does not seem to agree. For him, Mourinho will definitely be an upgrade over Louis van Gaal, and he wants to see the board sign the Portuguese manager. (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…)

Tottenham Hotspur might have a new look to it the next season

The first team squad of Tottenham Hotspur might have a new look to it the next season as they are planning to offload all those players who, according to them, are not going to be that important for the club in the longer run.

The performance of a lot of ‘expensive’ Spurs’ players especially the strikers was pretty disappointing the previous season.

Barring Harry Kane, who was a shining light for the Londoners, nobody showed the greatest of forms.

And, that’s why; the management is looking for some shuffling to be made in the set up.

Some big names including the likes of Paulinho and Soldado would be making their way out.

There are interests for Soldado from Turkey, while, Paulinho’s wanted in Italy.

The Spurs are also believed to be willing to get rid of Emmanuel Adebayor, but, they might struggle to find a buyer for him.

Aaron Lennon has also hinted about his desire to be transferred to Everton, but, Tottenham is not having any settlement with the Toffees regarding the transfer fee. (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…)