Manchester United Balls: Rio Ferdinand Says Van Gaal’s Devils Leave Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea And Manchester City For Dust
BY now you’ll be wondering what Rio Ferdinand has bene up since moving to QPR? Well, he’s been forwarding his media career by looking up at the Premier League title hopefuls for the Daily Express.
Can Rio be like his former Manchester Untied teammate Gary Neveille and prov to be knowledgable, erudite commentator?
Let’s find out.
Rio: “I’m backing Manchester United to win the league.”
Rio: “Manchester United will win because they have a good manager. Wayne Rooney is a good choice as captain. This is his 10th year and he will be top scorer in the League this season.”
Three reasons. Louis Van Gaal is good. Wayne Rooney is a great leader. And because he’s been at United for a decade he’ll be the league’s top scorer.
So much for United. What about the Prermier League’s other managers?
Rio: “I do not see Chelsea winning [the title].”
Why? No reason. He just can’t see it.
Rio: “They [Arsenal] have bought well but I just don’t know where all their players are going to fit. Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, when he is fit Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski.”
We’d says Giroud up front, Walcott and Sanchez wingers and Ozil making them tick. Poloski and The Ox are the bench – well, maybe on of them is because young Theo’s injured. But that’s the team. Rio is hinting at Arsenal’s problem being that they have too much talent.
Rio: “The biggest problem for Liverpool is that for many of their players, this is the first time they are playing in the Champions League.”
Many? Of the XI Liverpool player who lined up against Southampton last weekend, 8 have played in the Champions’ League before.
Rio: “They are not used to the volume of games that they will have to play now and they’ve got a lot of new players who have to get accustomed to the new way of life.”
Whereas Manchester United will win the league because their manager is already used to a “new way of life” and losing at home to Swansea in the opening match of the season was because the games weren’t coming thick and fast enough…
And what does Rio says about Manchester City? Nothing. Not one word.
Sign him up.