Rio Ferdinand “embarrassed” by Manchester United’s abysmal season
The Red Devils defender doesn’t want to leave the house when the Red Devils lose a football match
March 28th, 2014
We reported yesterday that Manchester United fans are planning a fly-past for Saturday’s match against Aston Villa, with supporters calling for David Moyes to walk following a dismal season which has recently seen the Red Devils lose 3-0 at home to both Liverpool and Manchester City.
Rio Ferdinand played in Tuesday night’s derby and was culpable for the second City goal as the former England defender lost Edin Dzeko for a corner that was turned in by the Bosnian. However, it appears that the 35-year-old is feeling the pain of the current campaign.
He said: ‘It’s embarrassing – it becomes a personal insult.
‘I don’t want to go out when the game is finished and you even stop watching TV. I don’t want to take my kids to school.
‘I don’t want to walk on the school path and think I’m hearing things or seeing people look at me because we lost a game.
‘I don’t want to fill my car up with petrol or go to the shops. It gets personal with everyone looking at you and talking about the results and the form and stuff.’
It’s certainly a new sensation for the Manchester United players who romped to the title under Sir Alex Ferguson last term, although Ferdinand is likely to be among several players leaving Old Trafford this coming summer.
He added on BT Sport: ‘You don’t want to see other people lifting titles. That’s what we’re used to. That’s what we want. That’s what we train for and work for.’
There have been a number of reasons put forward as to why United have fared so badly this season, although Ferdinand’s impact has hardly been an impressive one and Moyes will be making wholesale changes when afforded the opportunity at the end of the season.