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Rio Ferdinand set for Old Trafford job – Can’t wait for Manchester United fans to react to his comments

3 years ago

It has been revealed that Rio Ferdinand is in line for the job of Sporting Director at Old Trafford.

The Mail reporting (see below) that the arrogant clown has met with Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

They say that the Glazers see him as ideal as ‘someone to guide transfer strategy and oversee negotiations’ for the Old Trafford club.

This could be an absolute classic.

Manchester United in a mess to start with and bringing in the clueless and unscrupulous Rio Ferdinand will simply set them back even further.

Once he is in position, I look forward to him telling Manchester United fans, just as he did with Newcastle supporters (see below), that…

They should be grateful that the Glazers bought Man Utd and then loaded that debt onto the club.

They should be grateful when the Glazers get them relegated and then loan the club money to get them (their own business!) back in the Premier League.

What is the point of spending big money on players because they might get injured.

They have a cheek to complain when in the summer Man Utd make tens of millions of pounds profit in the transfer window, rather than any net spend.

Money generated by Manchester United is actually the Glazers’ money and not the club’s.

They shouldn’t have any complaints in 18 months time when Brighton’s net spend is over a hundred times higher than Man Utd’s.

Or when they are fighting relegation next season and Rio Ferdinand is telling all the Manchester United fans ‘Ya clubs turning a profit, no debt, oh & playing in the PL! Terrible!’

The Mail report:

‘Rio Ferdinand has met with Ed Woodward to discuss the former England defender possibly becoming Manchester United’s sporting director, Sportsmail can reveal.

Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, is seriously considering bringing Ferdinand back to the club in a major role.

United owners the Glazer family have been keen to get Ferdinand on board since his retirement four years ago, but personal circumstances made that unworkable. However the timing could now be right.

United are currently restructuring the club and weighing up appointing someone to guide transfer strategy and oversee negotiations while being in tune with the manager.

Woodward has identified Ferdinand as a strong candidate given his United history and subsequent business experience, which includes a clothing company and restaurant.

United have also been impressed with Ferdinand’s analytical approach as a BT Sport pundit…’

Rio Ferdinand back in January talking about Newcastle United:

Rio Ferdinand via his Twitter account:

“Newcastle United fans good morning to you all!!“Ya clubs turning a profit, no debt, oh & playing in the PL! Terrible!”

Rio Ferdinand on BT Sport:

“He (Mike Ashley) spent £50m-odd to get them back up of his own money. Thank you, that should be.

“If he spent £30m on a striker and £30m on a midfielder as he’s trying to sell the club and both of them get injured – £60m down the drain.

“Would you do that? Would you do that?

“I understand the fans anguish because they’re a passionate bunch up there (in Newcastle).

“But when they went down Mike Ashley spent big to get them back up.

“He spent money and I just see it if you look at it from his point of view.

Mike Ashley has put money in to buy the club, he has put money in again when they have got relegated to get them back up…”

Jake Humphrey:

“We are not saying go and spend huge amounts, just go and spend enough so that they can build on a top ten finish last season.

”Rio Ferdinand:

“It is easy to say it when it’s not your money.”

Jake Humphrey:

“It is the club’s (Newcastle United’s) money.”

Rio Ferdinand:

“But it is his (Ashley’s) money, he is backing it (Newcastle United financially).”

Jake Humphrey:

“It is money that Newcastle have brought in, they have sold £40m of players (this summer) and they made £120m(+) of prize money (last season).

Jermaine Jenas:

“You (Rio Ferdinand) say that they spent money when they went down but they sold Wijnaldum and Sissoko.

“Newcastle made £70m in those two deals, so I wouldn’t say Mike Ashley spent big in the Championship. It was money they recouped (ED: In that summer 2016 transfer window Newcastle made a £40m profit).”

Jake Humphrey:

“Newcastle United’s net spend is £1m (since promotion), less than Brighton (£110m) or Huddersfield (£78m).

“People talk about countries but those two teams aren’t backed by countries.”

Rio Ferdinand:

“That doesn’t make good reading…

“Who would have said that Brighton’s net spend would be £100m and Newcastle’s £1m?

“I am just playing devil’s advocate…trying to look at it from Mike Ashley’s point of view. He’s thinking ‘I don’t want to spend any more money’.”


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