Rio Ferdinand’s words come back to to haunt him

Ferdinand urged players like Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice to choose Manchester United over Liverpool prior to the game.

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Prior to Manchester United’s demolition by Liverpool Rio Ferdinand urged players like Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham to choose Manchester United over Liverpool.

Speaking on BBC 5 live this week Ferdinand said: “If you put the two teams on a graph, Manchester United are going in one direction and Liverpool have stagnated.”

His tuned has changed as he admitted his former club were “pulverised” by Liverpool.

Ferdinand reflected on the game on his YouTube channel. He gave a frank account of the Manchester United performance.

“We’ve been pulverised,” Ferdinand said. “That was a massacre, an absolute massacre at Anfield. That’s all you can call it. The players will be feeling embarrassed.

“Ten Hag, man… If I was him, the team would know I would be upset but one of the main points would be do not let this derail your season now. You come back in tomorrow, you get back to work, you look at what went wrong and then you go to Southampton at Old Trafford.”

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