Rio tells Ole to ‘watch the context’ after Man Utd boss hits out

Date published: Tuesday 21st September 2021 8:50 - Joe Williams

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Rio Ferdinand has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to “watch the context” of his videos but insists “it’s all love” between him and the Man Utd boss.

The former Red Devils defender annoyed Solskjaer in the summer with comments about Phil Jones, which Ferdinand has now apologised for.

But Ferdinand irked the Man Utd boss again recently by commenting on Cristiano Ronaldo’s attempts to pass on instructions on the touchline against Young Boys in the Champions League.

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“If I’m the manager, I’ve got to be honest, I’m telling him to sit down,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport after the 2-1 loss to the Swiss outfit.

Solskjaer hit back in a press conference: “Rio, again you know, sometimes he comments on things he doesn’t really know.”

But Ferdinand insists he has “no beef” with anyone at Man Utd but wants Solskjaer to “watch the shows and watch the context” to get a better understanding of what he’s said.

“Ole has come for me the other day!” Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five YouTube channel.

“All I will say, people just need to watch the shows and watch the context of what was said.

“When I see Ole I’m going to give him a big hug. I’ll shake his hand and say: ‘It’s all love’. You know I love him, I’m his biggest fan. Ole’s at the wheel wasn’t happening until I said it.

“I’ve got no beef with anyone at Man United, I love Man United, I love the people there.

“But sometimes stuff is said in the heat of the moment and you get things wrong here and there but it is a phone call, man. Just call me and say: ‘Ri, what’s going on?’. That’s what I would do if it was me. But when I see Ole, its all love, hugs and kisses.”

Ferdinand added: “I think deep down they know there is no malice in me.

“They have all shared a dressing room with me, they know what I’m like and if I’m wrong I’ll hold my hands up like I did last week with Phil Jones.”


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