Man United Veteran Rio Ferdinand Lays Down Gauntlet To Chelsea Boss Jose Mourinho

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Reds defender responds to Mourinho’s jibes.

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Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand has responded to jibes made by Chelsea boss that neither they nor Manchester City were “terrific” champions over the past two seasons by insisting that he will be made to eat those words, the Mirror reports.

The pair will meet on bank holiday Monday at Old Trafford and after winning the Community Shield last week the Red Devils followed that up by recording an opening day victory over Swansea City, and Ferdinand has now said that the club finally deserve some credit and has insisted that the side will be ready for Mourinho come kick off.

“That was his first soundbite of the season, wasn’t it? I think we expected it.

“A lot of teams vying for the championship are going to be struggling for points at Swansea, so it was a good result.

“I’m looking forward to Chelsea. We are really looking forward to it. Now we can start playing for something.

“We are professional people and want to win. You don’t appreciate it when people don’t put you in the position you should be.

“Being champions you warrant maybe a little bit more but every next person is tipping someone else to win the league and putting us in third or fourth place.

“It seemed people thought we should have come away with zero points and there would have been a lot of noise if we’d lost.

“The vibe all week was people wanted it.

“So it was nice to go there – especially in the gaffer’s first real competitive game – and to win convincingly as we did.”

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