Rio Ferdinand judges Manchester United’s chances for the Premier League title
Rio Ferdinand doesn’t want to become a “meme” by making rash predictions about the title race – but he admits he’s excited about Manchester United’s chances.
The frequently changed Red Devils team managed to win an unconvincing 1-0 win Watford In the FA Cup on Saturday after the Carabao Cup exit against City of Manchester last week.
But the shows were more encouraging at Premier LeagueWith United he travels to Burnley On Tuesday, knowing that victory will send them three points ahead of the current leaders Liverpool.
This would make Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s side ideal for a potential pivotal showdown against Juergen Klopp’s side at Anfield next week.
Ferdinand He tried to restrain himself in the BT Sport studio while he was doing analytical assignments for United’s win over Watford – after he had previously been drawn into his “ Ole’s at the Wheel ” speech in 2019.
But he admitted he would be “100% excited” to see United go to Premier League leaders Anfield next Sunday.
“I don’t want to move like I did before,” said the Red Devils, who count six Premier League and Champions League titles among his titles.
“I don’t want to be a meme again. But listen, as a football fan, you can’t help him – it’s part of him to express optimism and emotions about things.
“ Man United are sitting well at the top of the league after the game against Burnley – hopefully – I’ll be 100% excited.
“But then, it’s a huge match after that against Liverpool to put a mark on the ground and actually say we’re not just here, we’re here to stay.”
distance Solshire He was the mastermind of winning the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain in March 2019, and Ferdinand led himself when he announced: “United is back”.
He said on BT Sport at the time: “Get the contract, put it on the table, let him sign it and let him put whatever numbers he wants to put there given what he’s done since he came.
“Ole is driving, doing his job, United is back!”
United fell from a slope after this result, with Solshire’s side failing to finish the top four – despite their improvement by placing them in third place in the Premier League last season.
Ferdinand hopes his words won’t haunt him again for a big week with his former club.
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