Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand has dismissed suggestions of beef between himself and Reds’ manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, insisting it’s “all love” between the pair.
Ferdinand last month irked Solskjaer with comments about Phil Jones’s lasting presence in the squad despite injury problems, remarks – which Ferdinand has since apologised for – that the United manager described as “completely out of order”.
Ferdinand last week then rubbed Solskjaer up the wrong way with comments about Cristiano Ronaldo seemingly shouting instructions on the touchline during the loss at Young Boys.
Solskjaer responded by telling reporters: “Rio, again you know, sometimes he comments on things he doesn’t really know.”
Ferdinand has taken it all in good spirits, though, and on the latest Vibe with FIVE moved to dispel talk of animosity between the two United legends.
“Ole’s come for me the other day the paper! He comes for me, I can’t believe it,” he said.
“When I see Ole, I’m going to give him a big hug, man. I’m going to shake his hand and say ‘listen, man, it’s all love, I love you, man, you know I love you’.
“I’m his biggest fan. Ole’s at the wheel, it wasn’t happening until I said it, bruv!
“I’ve got no beef with anyone at Man United, I love Man United, I love the people there. Sometimes stuff is said in the heat of the moment and you get things wrong here and there.
“But, listen, it’s a phone call. Just call me, say ‘listen, Rio, what’s going on?’. That’s what I would do if it was the other way around.
“When I see Ole, it’s all love, man. Hugs and kisses, that’s it.”