# Rio Ferdinand

Last year
# Development
Jury discharged in trial of Wolves fan accused of racist abuse of Rio Ferdinand
Jamie Arnold has denied racially abusing the former England and Manchester United player at a match in 2021.
# Spat
Start addressing the fragile ego – Rio Ferdinand takes swipe at John Terry
The former England defenders clashed on Twitter.
# Punishment
Football supporter who racially abused Rio Ferdinand handed suspended sentence
Robert Whippe, 64, admitted directing two tweets at the former England defender over his Euro 2020 commentary.
All time
# mounting pressure
Rio Ferdinand says it is time for Solskjaer to leave Man United
‘I just feel it might be time for the baton to be handed over to somebody else who can take us on now.’
# Speaking out
Rio Ferdinand says he encouraged gay male footballer to come out but the player was advised not to
It’s about, ‘are you capable of coming out and being able to withstand that media attention?’’
# Takeover talks
Rio and Anton Ferdinand backing consortium attempting West Ham takeover
PAI Capital Limited have held talks over taking full control of the London Stadium – should they successfully buy the club.
# Kick it out
Man in custody after Rio Ferdinand racially abused during Wolves v Manchester United game
The former Manchester United defender was working at the game for BT Sport.
# looking ahead
Rio Ferdinand expects more fan protests
His old club Manchester United’s match against Liverpool was postponed on Sunday.
# Under Pressure
Harry Maguire should be taken out of Man United firing line, says Rio Ferdinand
‘In these situations – that I’ve been in as well, you sometimes need to be taken out of the oven.’
# Unimpressed
Ferdinand accuses Southgate of hanging Sterling out to dry
The ex-Man United star has questioned the England manager’s decision.
# constructive criticism
Ferdinand offers Wan-Bissaka advice after Bournemouth error
The 21-year-old snatched at the ball as Josh King controlled it before rifling home the winner in today’s early Premier League game.
# Not good enough
'That’s eight years late' - Ferdinand slams Liverpool after Carragher apology to Evra
The former Man United star believes the club should have issued an official statement over the incident.
# World Class
Raheem Sterling is 'in the top five players in the world now'
Rio Ferdinand heaped praise on the English winger after his latest performance.
# talking point
Solskjaer not the cause of Man United's problems but a symptom of them
The Norwegian has come under fire amid the club’s disastrous start to the season.
# Advice
'I’d be gone!' - Kane told to consider Tottenham exit
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand feels the striker needs to be chasing down trophies.
# Award Season
Van Dijk unworthy of Uefa prize ahead of Ronaldo and Messi, says Ferdinand
The Netherlands defender wan named Uefa Player of the Season this week.
# Support
Man United legend Ferdinand backs Harry Maguire to thrive
The world’s most expensive defender is under pressure to succeed at Old Trafford.
# Inquiry
Rio Ferdinand says he's spoken to Man United about sporting director role
Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand is interested in the club’s sporting director position but insists he will not lose sleep if snubbed.
# The red devil you know
Ferdinand interested in United role but 'it all depends on the shape of the job'
The former Manchester United defender has held discussions about becoming the club’s technical director.
# pointing the finger
'It's not rocket science' - Ferdinand blasts van Dijk for 'criminal' error before Suarez goal
The ex-Manchester United star believes the recently-crowned PFA Player of the Year should have done more to prevent the score.
# In the running
Rio Ferdinand linked to technical director role at Man United
The former England defender spent 12 years at Old Trafford as a player.
# No win situation
Manchester City victory in the title race 'the better of two evils' for Rio Ferdinand
‘This is the worst possible case scenario for someone that likes, supports and has played for Man United.’
# Squeaky Bum Time
Rio Ferdinand: 'Nervous' Liverpool playing with the handbrake on
The former England international believes that Jurgen Klopp’s side can win a trophy this season but they need to start playing with freedom again.
# On the box
TV Wrap: Drenching of coverage in curious jargon among Schmidt's legacies in Irish rugby
Elsewhere, Rio Ferdinand met PSG and Saturday Night Live disgraced themselves with a parody of the Premier League.
# question marks
Liverpool looked nervous and were 'passing the buck at times' - Ferdinand questions title chasers
The ex-Manchester United defender suspects that the pressure is getting to the Reds.
# Unimpressed
'He can't run, can't defend, can't assist' - Rio Ferdinand savages Chelsea midfielder
Jorginho was powerless to stop Arsenal taking all three points on Saturday.
# outraged
TV Review: English football shows the hypocrisy of its moralising to Bielsa
Rio Ferdinand, Richard Keys, Andy Gray, and Neil Warnock showed the standard by which Marcelo Bielsa should be held.
# Potential
Declan Rice tipped to follow in Rio Ferdinand's footsteps by attracting 'bigger clubs'
West Ham legend Alvin Martin believes the versatile teenager will be of interest to leading sides.
# Controversial
Rio Ferdinand throws his support behind Newcastle owner Mike Ashley over club sale talks
The BT Sport pundit was speaking ahead of Newcastle’s match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
# Critical
Urgent changes needed at Manchester United - Ferdinand
Manchester United have failed to keep pace at the top of the Premier League, and Rio Ferdinand is desperate for them to arrest their slide.
# Unimpressed
'Men against boys' - Man United slammed by Ferdinand and Scholes
Two Red Devils icons have questioned the ability and mindset of Jose Mourinho’s side following another disappointing Champions League display.
# Criticism
'Lukaku is a defender’s dream' – Man United striker’s lack of movement criticised by Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand insists that the Belgian striker is too static up front.
# precarious
United have ‘big decision’ to make over Mourinho – Ferdinand fears worst season ever
The ex-England defender says that the Red Devils could be heading towards “one of their worst seasons ever”.
# Trouble
'It can't just be Pogba': Ferdinand suggests Man United mutiny under Mourinho
The former defender was speaking on BT Sport this afternoon.
# summer of discontent
'Don't you dare' - Ferdinand urges Man United to keep Pogba and add Spurs defender
The French midfielder has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, while Jose Mourinho is unhappy with the lack of signings.
# gotta have faith
Southgate should stay on, even if England are World Cup flops – Ferdinand
The FA should give the 47-year-old their backing due to his knowledge of youth football, says the ex-Manchester United man.
# Claim
Gary Lineker says England should 'write off' World Cup
England head to Russia next month hoping to improve on a dismal 2014 campaign.
# Club before country
Rio reckons club rivalries 'killed' England's golden generation at World Cups
“I was never going to walk into the England dressing room and open up to Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, John Terry…”
Rio Ferdinand refused pro boxing licence
The former Man Utd defender says he’s ‘hanging up his gloves’.
'Terrible' and 'shocking' Man Utd slated by Ferdinand after Champions League exit
After Sevilla humbled Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford, former stars Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand laid into Jose Mourinho’s side.