Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has come put to say that he didn’t feel he always got the credit he deserved from legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson during his time at Manchester United.
Rio Ferdinand moved to Manchester United from Leeds United for a fee in excess of 29 million euros in 2002 making him Manchester United’s most expensive player at the time and the most expensive defender in the world. Ferdinand went on to win six Barclays Premier league titles one FA cup, and one UEFA champions league trophies but the former England captain said he felt he wasn’t always given his due respect. “Ferguson was very much on your case at all times,” Ferdinand told CNBC. “He was very much about personalities and working you out as a person. I used to feel I was never given enough credit when I was playing under him – me and [Nemanja] Vidic used to talk about it quite a lot” Ferdinand also revealed that he was disappointed not to be named captain in 2005 when Gary Neville was named captain. The former West Ham man however revealed that SAF explained his decisions to him later on. “It wasn’t until I retired and I spoke to him that he said to me; ‘With your personality, If I’d given you too much credit you might have got carried away”
This is most likely another publicity stunt to promote Ferguson’s new book which is set for release soon, much like the row between the former Aberdeen manager and Roy Keane before the release of Ferguson’s biography