I dread the thought of all them leaving at once. Hopefully Fergie is still manager to ease us through the transition.
Regardless of my Smalling v Ferdinand thread, Ferdinand is the best defender I've seen and he would be the first pick centre back in my all time United XI. He's up there with the best defenders of his generation.
Yeah Ferdinand is the best defender I've seen, does everything very well and back when he was in his prime he could out run most centre forwards. Can't think of many defenders from his generation who are better, Nesta and Cannavaro maybe but he makes mincemeat of Terry in my opinion.
That said I think he's coming to the end of his career here. He can still do a job but we need to replace him at some point and it could well be this summer.
Top class today along with Jonny. It'll be interesting to see who plays v Madrid out of Rio, Jonny and Vida. Physically and aerially Vidic has looked good, think he's looked rusty otherwise. Need a bit of pace v Madrid. We'll have an idea of who will play when we see who starts v Everton. I'd have Vidic in for that game against Everton to stop Fellaini. Keep Rio for Madrid.
Roy has seen sense finally. Chuffed for Rio, most players would have turned their back, shows how much it means to him in my opinion. Usually i'd roll out the United > England comment but not here. Happy for him.
Is that the end of Rio's England career? The Daily Telegraph seem to think so. I can't say I blame him for pulling out after the way the England camp has treated him in the past. Not being selected for "footballing reasons" is a load of cods!! It's a shame because as an Englishman I want to see the best playing for England and Rio is the best at the moment, however as a United fan I want to see him playing for us as long as possible and if that means turning down England then so be it!