Rio Ferdinand has spoken about the relationship our players have with the manager.

“The manager’s the manager and his word is gospel, but over the years he respects anybody who questions what he does to a certain extent,” said Rio. “A manager who doesn’t allow his players to have an opinion won’t be successful – you need strong characters in the dressing room and United have had that over the years, from Roy Keane to Giggsy and myself. It’s the quality of our manager that he allows you to have an opinion and a say in what happens – but he makes the final decision.”