Rio Ferdinand speaks about Man United tunnel dispute with Robbie Savage


“He couldn’t run away he was on the floor.”

Rio Ferdinand has said that a tunnel dispute between him and Robbie Savage left the Welsh midfielder ‘on the floor’. Savage, however, said he had his own version of events.

Ferdinand made the comment at half-time of Manchester United’s 3-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League tie at Old Trafford.

The former Man United defender was speaking following a dispute between Scott McTominay and Neymar in the encounter.

Rio Ferdinand: “I ran after him into the tunnel and before he knew it he was on the floor.”

Ferdinand was on punditry duty on BT Sport for the game, while Savage was the co-commentator.

“I think what was interesting was that fracas going into the tunnel,” Ferdinand said about the argument between Neymar and McTominay.

“I think Robbie when he comes back on commentary he’ll be reminded that’s what happened to him when I was in the tunnel with him.

“He barged me on the way off against Blackburn. Bit of needle.

“I ran after him into the tunnel and before he knew it he was on the floor. He couldn’t run away he was on the floor.”

Savage: “He knows the real story.”

Savage, however, had a different version of events, which he remained coy about.

“Mate he’s got in there first. Different story,” Savage said on commentary.

“I just text him and said ‘the tunnel line is coming, I’m going to get you’. Listen, different version of events. He knows the real story

“That’s why he goes to the gym so often now!”

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