Defender in hot water over cryptic tweet.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been accused of stirring up the talk surrounding David Moyes’ future at the club by hinting that he could be the next Premier League manager to lose his job, the Metro reports.
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The veteran stopper took to social media site Twitter to ask his followers who they thought would lose their job next after Michael Laudrup’s departure from Swansea City earlier this week, to which many of the replies came back with one word – Moyes.
Managerial merry go round looks on the cards again….who next after Laudrup are we thinking??
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) February 5, 2014
Popular blogger Nooruddean Choudry, also known as @BeardedGenius, whose handle has 36,000 followers, told former England international Ferdinand: “You know full well what folk are going to say, you big stirrer.”
However, Ferdinand later denied that he was trying to take a dig at his manager by insisting that his tweet was taken wildly out of context.
Tell ya what,the media do try & twist ya tweets.Say what you see not what you think you see or what you want to through ya own weird glasses
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) February 6, 2014
Ferdinand has struggled for game time this season, though, and is set to be released by the club at the end of the season when his contract expires.
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