Ferdinand cannot ‘live freely and comfortably’ any more…
David Moyes deserves a lot of blame for a lot of stuff but we can at least thank the Scot for rendering Rio Ferdinand house-bound.
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The veteran centre half, whose visibly decline has been startling in recent months, has revealed he is afraid to leave his own house because the club’s title defence has been so ’embarrassing’.
United are 18 points behind leaders Chelsea and have lost both their last two home games against rivals Man City and Liverpool 3-0.
“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,” Ferdinand is quoted as saying by the Guardian.
“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,” he continued.
“It gets personal with everyone looking at you and talking about the results and the form and stuff. You don’t want to live like that. You want to live freely and comfortably. 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.”
“We’ve got no divine right – don’t get me wrong – you’ve got to earn that right. And this season we simply haven’t done that.”