Rio Ferdinand jokes he’s becoming Manchester United manager

by Sam Peoples

Rio Ferdinand has signed a contract and can’t wait to become Manchester United in the summer…not.

Joking around on April Fools, Ferdinand said he was looking forward to the ‘big summer ahead’. He might only be joking but fans are widely expecting Louis van Gaal to be replaced in the summer after two years as Man United manager.

Jose Mourinho and Ryan Giggs are considered the two main candidates to replace van Gaal and as great as a defender Rio was, I don’t think he’ll be going into management any time soon.



Ferdinand was on the fence about van Gaal for a lot of this season but the Europa League exit to Liverpool saw him turn against the Dutchman, much like a lot of United fans are nowadays.

Even if we sneak into the top four, my mind is made up that I don’t think van Gaal is the right man to take us forward, so I’m very much looking forward to seeing what changes happen this summer.

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