• Rio Ferdinand explains why Arsenal have a key advantage in the Premier League title race

    Rio Ferdinand explains why Arsenal have a key advantage in the Premier League title race

    Rio Ferdinand believes the defensive understanding between Petr Cech, Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi could fire Arsenal to the Premier League title this season.

    The Gunners are looking to win their first league trophy since 2004 and remain on course to challenge once again this term.

    And Ferdinand, who won the Premier League six times during his time at Manchester United, believes Arsenal’s trio in defence will play a key role in Arsene Wenger’s bid to end the drought.

    ‘That’s the triangle you […]

  • Ferdinand blast the referee’s decision to book Sterling for diving

    Ferdinand blast the referee’s decision to book Sterling for diving

    The Manchester United legend believes the City star was unfortunate to win a penalty after seemingly being felled by Samuel Umtiti.

    Rio Ferdinand has criticised referee Viktor Kassai’s decision to book Raheem Sterling for diving against Barcelona.

    Inside the opening quarter of an hour, Sterling cut inside Samuel Umtiti and appeared to be felled by the centre-back, although replays suggested the Manchester City winger went to ground easily.

    Rather than award a penalty, referee Kassai booked Sterling for diving and former Manchester United […]

  • Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker was never right for the Premier League, says Rio Ferdinand

    Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker was never right for the Premier League, says Rio Ferdinand

    Arsenal star Per Mertesacker looks set to leave the Emirates at the end of the season and Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand has had his say on the defender.

    Reports suggest two of Mertesacker’s former teams, Werder Bremen and Hannover 96, are keen on re-signing the 32-year-old when his contract expires next summer.

    Despite becoming a fan favourite during his 208 appearances for the Gunners, Ferdinand believes the German World Cup winner was never the right fit for the Premier League.

    Ferdinand, however, […]

  • Jose Mourinho has ‘a lot of cleaning up to do’ at Manchester United – Rio Ferdinand

    Jose Mourinho has ‘a lot of cleaning up to do’ at Manchester United – Rio Ferdinand

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had the biggest rebuilding job of any boss at the top end of the Premier League, according to Rio Ferdinand.

    Mourinho spent a £89.3 million world-record fee on signing Paul Pogba and also brought in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly over the summer — but the club are seventh in the Premier League, five points adrift of Manchester City and Arsenal.

    United have also lost a Europa League group game, having been defeated 1-0 away […]

  • Ferdinand slams Arsenal AND Ozil after massive Champions League win

    Ferdinand slams Arsenal AND Ozil after massive Champions League win

    Rio Ferdinand has questioned the attitude of Arsenal players including Mesut Ozil after they celebrated their 6-0 win over Ludogorets in the Champions League with a post-match group picture.

    Ozil bagged his first ever hattrick in the rout at Emirates and took to Twitter and Instagram to share a post-game celebratory snap of him and his teammates in the dressing room.

    Theo Walcott, Laurent Koscielny, Santi Cazorla, and Hector Bellerin all joined in on the celebrations with Ozil, but former Manchester United […]

  • Revealed: Ferdinand explains why Chicharito never made it at Man Utd

    Revealed: Ferdinand explains why Chicharito never made it at Man Utd

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed why Javier Hernandez never made it at Old Trafford.

    The Mexico international has always had a solid goal record, but Louis van Gaal still allowed him to leave the Red Devils in 2015.

    The 28-year-old has gone on to become a vital player for Bayer Leverkusen, where he netted a brilliant 26 goals in 40 appearances last season.

    ‘I think at Manchester United he always felt there was someone else in front of him,’ Ferdinand said […]

  • Ferdinand: Man Utd star is ‘no.1 in the world’ after vital Liverpool performance

    Ferdinand: Man Utd star is ‘no.1 in the world’ after vital Liverpool performance

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has named David De Gea his ‘no.1 in the world’ following the ‘keeper’s performance against Liverpool.

    The Spaniard made a sharp stop from Emre Can and acrobatically saved a Philippe Coutinho long shot to help the Red Devils to a 0-0 draw with the Merseyside outfit.

    Liverpool 0-0 Man Utd: Fellaini and Herrera impress but Karius looks shaky

    This led to the former Old Trafford favourite naming him as the best, presumably goalkeeper, in the world.

    Just in the […]

  • Ferdinand: I offered myself to Wenger for free!

    Ferdinand: I offered myself to Wenger for free!

    The ex-Manchester United defender has revealed that he reached out to the Frenchman regarding signing for Arsenal after his contract at Old Trafford expired.

    Former Manchester United stalwart Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he contacted Arsene Wenger about potentially signing for Arsenal on a free transfer in 2014.

    Ferdinand, now a TV pundit, ultimately joined QPR upon the expiry of his United contract before retiring at the end of the 2014-15 season having made just 11 appearances during his time in the […]

  • Failure to sign Pogba will damage Man Utd mentality – Ferdinand

    Failure to sign Pogba will damage Man Utd mentality – Ferdinand

    A failure to sign Paul Pogba could lead to an unhappy dressing room at Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand has warned.

    It was gathered Jose Mourinho’s side are set to sign the midfielder form Juventus for €110 million, though a deal is yet to be completed.

    United were thought to be keen on striking a deal before Sunday’s Community Shield against Leicester City, but they are yet to make a breakthrough.

    And Ferdinand is concerned that United players who have been expecting to line […]

  • Rio Ferdinand thinks Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are in battle for final Champions League place

    Rio Ferdinand thinks Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are in battle for final Champions League place

    Rio Ferdinand believes Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool will be duking it out for the final Champions League qualification spot this season.

    The former Manchester United defender thinks his old side are in a two way battle for the title and Tottenham will come third.

    With just one place in the top four up for grabs Ferdinand thinks two of Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool will be disappointed – while champions Leicester won’t even get a look in.

    ‘I reckon it [the title] is between […]

  • Ex-Manschester United Players: Rio Ferdinard wishes Nigeria a happy Independence

    Ex-Manschester United Players: Rio Ferdinard wishes Nigeria a happy Independence

    The ex-Manchester United players,  wished us a Happy Independence Day! Good of