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Rio Ferdinand Explains Why Javier Hernández Didn’t Make It At Manchester United

Javier Hernandez of Manchester United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-1 with Rio Ferdinand (Photo by Matthew Ashton/AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)

Rio Ferdinand has been discussing former teammate Javier Hernández’s struggles during his time at Manchester United. The Mexican international striker has been in fantastic form since swapping the Premier League for the Bundesliga in 2015, scoring 33 goals in 49 games in all competitions for Bayer Leverkusen. His four year spell at Old Trafford, however, was not as fruitful – despite having …

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Profiling Axel Tuanzebe: Manchester United’s Next Academy Superstar


There is another youth product stirring up quiet whisperings of his potential at Manchester United, and this time, it’s Axel Tuanzebe. Get to know the player with a very bright future in the Premier League. ________ 18-year-old Axel Tuanzebe is amongst the brightest talents from Manchester United’s famed academy, and if you listen to Jose Mourinho, the club have an …

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Manchester United’s Ten Most Expensive Signings Ranked

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Wayne Rooney poses for photographs with a Manchester United scarf after signing for Manchester United on August 31, 2004 at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

With Manchester United reportedly willing to pay as much as £100m to re-sign French international Paul Pogba, that deal would emphatically smash their current transfer record. The current record stands at £59.7m, the figure paid to Real Madrid in exchange for Ángel Di María in 2014. While that particular deal did not work out, Manchester United’s record with spending large amounts …

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Ex-Manchester United Star Wants To Be Part Of New England Setup

GRAZ, AUSTRIA - MAY 30: England captain Rio Ferdinand waits to lead the team out during the International Friendly match between Japan and England at the UPC-Arena on May 30, 2010 in Graz, Austria. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The fallout from England’s disastrous Euro 2016 defeat to Iceland continues, and one former Manchester United and England player wants to be part of the new era. Rio Ferdinand, working as a pundit on BBC Sport throughout the tournament, has thrown his hat into the ring to work alongside the next England manager, whomever that may be. Ferdinand hammered the …

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José Mourinho Wants Manchester United Legend On His Coaching Staff

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United applauds the fans at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford on March 16, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Links to the past can be good for continuity, and new manager José Mourinho is looking to use part of Manchster United’s past to help shape the club’s future. The Mirror are this morning reporting that Mourinho is looking to recruit ex-defender Rio Ferdinand as he organises his coaching staff for the coming season. Former Manchester United players moving into the …

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Opinion: Why England Winning Euro 2016 Would Be Good For Football

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 26: Eric Dier (C) of England celebrates scoring his team's third goal with his team mates Dele Alli (L) and Harry Kane (R) during the International Friendly match between Germany and England at Olympiastadion on March 26, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

As the final whistle sounded to confirm the remarkable three goal comeback in Germany last Friday night, the sense of elation was palpable. It may have been a friendly, and the Germans would be highly unlikely to throw away a two-goal lead in a tournament setting, but in many ways this wasn’t about them. This was England’s night. In the ultimate …

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Ex-England Stalwart Dismisses His Country’s Euro 2016 Chances

KAUNAS, LITHUANIA - OCTOBER 12: Roy Hodgson manager of England looks on prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group E match between Lithuania and England at LFF Stadionas on October 12, 2015 in Kaunas, Lithuania. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Despite a comfortable qualifying campaign, Rio Ferdinand has disregarded the likelihood of England advancing further than the quarter-finals in this summer’s European Championships in France. England were pitted in a relatively pedestrian group in qualification. Their closest rivals being Switzerland, who would finish nine points behind Roy Hodgson’s team, were dismissed in Basel in the group’s first round of games …

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Rio Ferdinand Fears Manchester United Becoming The Next Liverpool

The Manchester United legend believes the club’s next managerial appointment could see them spend time in the ‘wilderness’ as rivals Liverpool have. It’s been almost three years since the great Sir Alex Ferguson switched a seat in the dugout for a seat in the stands, and the Red Devils have failed to pick up any significant silverware since. While current …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Has A Pathetic Plea For Our Sympathy

Poor old Cristiano Ronaldo. Life must be tough at the top, right? Getting paid hundreds of thousands of Euro a week to play the beautiful game, at one of the biggest clubs on the planet. Somebody has to do it, I suppose. He is truly martyr we can all admire. In an interview with Spanish site Papel, Ronaldo spoke of the …

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Rio Ferdinand Blasts Manchester United Manager Louis Van Gaal For Sale Of Chicharito

Former Manchester United striker Chicharito has been on fire this season, scoring goal after goal for Bayer Leverkusen. The Mexican has now scooped the Bundesliga player of month award for the second consecutive month after winning it in November. With United struggling badly to convert chances into goals, they are missing a striker with an instinct for finding the back …

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Watch: Paul Scholes And Rio Ferdinand Do Not Want Manchester United To Become Like Liverpool

Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand were on duty for Manchester United’s shock Champions League exit versus Wolfsburg last night… The clouds are gathering at Old Trafford after Manchester United were eliminated from the Champions League last night. When the Red Devils’ group for the competition was first announced, many felt that Louis van Gaal’s side would stroll into the knock …

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Video: Ex-Man United Players Baffled By Van Gaal’s Team Selection

Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen and Paul Scholes couldn’t fathom the starting Man United XI prior to their loss tonight against Wolfsburg. During the pre-match discussion on BT Sport, the three legends vehemently questioned the wisdom of the Dutchman’s selection at the Volkswagen Arena. The Red Devils lost 3-2 on the night to compound their recent misery. Van Gaal’s decision to hand Guillermo …

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Rio Ferdinand Speaks On What ‘Embarrassed’ Cristiano Ronaldo At Man United

The United stalwart outlined the dedication and hard work that his ex-teammate Cristiano Ronaldo had to endure during his Old Trafford days. In delivering a talk to England’s Under 16 team this week, Rio Ferdinand hit home with the youngsters, explaining to them that even a talent as prodigious as Cristiano Ronaldo needed to put in a shift to capitalise on his skills. …

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