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Rio: We didn’t care about winning the League Cup

Rio Ferdinand has revealed that when Manchester United won the League Cup the players didn’t even celebrate it. Talking on the Clare Balding Show, Ferdinand revealed that this mentality is what kept them so successful. “We didn’t really celebrate a lot,” he said. “Sometimes we’d win a trophy, like we won the League Cup, and [...]

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Rio: I remember RvP’s face when Fergie announced retirement

Speaking the Clare Balding show, Rio Ferdinand has talked about the day that the players found of Sir Alex Ferguson was retiring. “It was a shock,” said Rio. “We walked in that morning and it was all in the papers, but you never believe the papers. So we were just debating what was going on. [...]

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Rio: I was next in line to take a penalty in Moscow

Rio Ferdinand was on the Clare Balding show and has talked about the night in Moscow when we beat Chelsea in the European Cup final. Following missed penalties from Cristiano Ronaldo and John Terry, the shoot-out went in to sudden death. Ryan Giggs, on the night be broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s appearance record, slotted away [...]

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Rio: It’ll be emotional going back to Old Trafford

When last season ended, Rio Ferdinand’s future was still up in the air. It was only after the final game of the season that Manchester United confirmed that they would not be renewing Ferdinand’s contract. Ahead of his Old Trafford return on Sunday, Ferdinand has admitted it will be emotional for him coming back. “[It'll [...]

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PICTURE: Rio Ferdinand in a QPR shirt

PICTURE: Rio Ferdinand in a QPR shirt

Rio Ferdinand has officially made the move to QPR on a free transfer after his contract at United wasn’t renewed. “I used to sit in the Loft – my Dad used bring me here as a young boy,” he said. “QPR was the first professional club to ever sign me. There are great memories for [...]

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EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – I hope Holland win World Cup for Robin’s sake

Rio took time out of his busy schedule helping to promote EA SPORTS UFC to talk to us at RoM. As some of you may know, Rio is a huge fan of the UFC and he recently took part in a training camp with the UFC’s Brad Pickett who taught him what it really means [...]

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EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – Disappointed to miss out on LvG doing things differently at United

Rio took time out of his busy schedule helping to promote EA SPORTS UFC to talk to us at RoM. As some of you may know, Rio is a huge fan of the UFC and he recently took part in a training camp with the UFC’s Brad Pickett who taught him what it really means to Feel The [...]

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EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – What happened with Kenyon and Chelsea

In part two of RoM’s exclusive interview with Rio Ferdinand, who was speaking to promote the launch of EA SPORTS UFC, our former defender talks to Noorudean Choudry about life at United. Ferdinand’s popularity amongst the fans took a hit when negotiations over a contract were fairly drawn out in 2005, following his eight month [...]

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EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – Leaving Leeds for us and wanting to stay forever

EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – Leaving Leeds for us and wanting to stay forever

Rio took time out of his busy schedule helping to promote EA SPORTS UFC to talk to us at RoM. As some of you may know, Rio is a huge fan of the UFC and he recently took part in a training camp with the UFC’s Brad Pickett who taught him what it really means to Feel The [...]

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Rio: I took Carrick to the pub after England squad news

Michael Carrick, like most players at the club, had a pretty awful season for United in 2013-2014. Rio Ferdinand has today claimed that it was a mistake for Roy Hodgson to leave Carrick out of the squad for Brazil though, despite such a poor year. “As someone involved in that extraordinary campaign, it’s safe to [...]

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Rio Ferdinand in quotes

On beating Liverpool at Anfield (December 2007) “Our fans come here and make themselves heard for the whole 90 minutes, and the satisfaction you get from winning the game is unbelievable. It’s one of the best places to come and win. Games like this, you don’t care who scores, who gets man of the match.” [...]

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Rio: Winning trophies I dreamed about came true at this great club

Following reports in the press that Rio Ferdinand has not been offered a new deal, the defender has confirmed that he will be leaving the club this summer. “I have thought long and hard over the last few months about my future and, after 12 fantastic years playing for what I regard as the best [...]

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Ronaldo: I love United and considered return

Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or for the second time last night, becoming only the second person (after the Brazilian Ronaldo) to win the award twice with as much as a five year gap. In the lead up to the awards there were lots of reports on Rio Ferdinand trying to convince Ronaldo to return [...]

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s Best XI

If Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography proves anything about his time in charge then it’s that we were truly blessed. During his 27 years at Old Trafford, United played, for the most part, expansive, attacking football utilising some of the finest players ever to have graced these shores. Ferguson has repeatedly stated how fortunate he feels [...]

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My Decade As A Red

Rio Ferdinand’s autobiography begins with a foreword from Sir Alex Ferguson, where he lists the greatest central defenders the club has ever had, and names Rio amongst the finest he’s seen. The book then looks at the early days of Rio’s career, where he reveals that it was Frank Lampard’s dad who got him in [...]

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