Rio Ferdinand sends apology to former Manchester United manager over dressing room claim

Rio Ferdinand sends apology to former Manchester United manager over dressing room claim

Former England international Rio Ferdinand has apologised to ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho over his dressing room claim.

Man United appointed Mourinho as Louis Van Gaal’s successor in 2016 and the Portuguese manager would go on to win three trophies during his time at the club.

During his last season at Old Trafford, Mourinho fell out with the majority of the first team and also hit out at the board for their poor performances in the transfer window and revealed there were things happening behind cameras.

Several fans didn’t agree with Mourinho, which also led to his sacking in 2018 following his sour relationship with his first team players including Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw.

Ferdinand has taken to his Youtube channel FIVEUK to apologise to the current AS Roma manager for judging him wrongly.

Rio Ferdinand sends apology to former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho
Rio Ferdinand sends apology to former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho
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“I think José Mourinho’s quote [that there were issues behind-the-scenes at Manchester United] has aged so, so well,” said Ferdinand.

“And me for one, I would apologise maybe to some extent in terms of the way you kind of looked at him and judged him.

“In terms of looking behind the scenes, that [quote] he said in 2019 on finishing second in the Premier League, that has aged so well.”

Manchester United’s last trophy was in 2017 and it was Jose Mourinho, who led United to the Europa League success after beating Ajax 2-0 in Stockholm.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Mourinho in 2018 and got sacked last year November after a poor run of form.