Manchester United Fans Are Worried Rio Ferdinand Is A Huge Curse After Sheffield United Defeat
Manchester United fans are convinced Rio Ferdinand's messages of support for the club are 'cursing' them when it comes to results.
The Red Devils lost 2-1 to Sheffield United on Wednesday evening and it was their first Premier League defeat of 2021.
It's a result that came out of nowhere but some think they've found the cause - Ferdinand's confidence in the team.
On Tuesday, BT Sport's Jake Humphrey said he'd see Ferdinand for United's game and he replied: "We'll see Manchester United go back top of the league, yeah."
Rio does it again, he can't shut his mouth man :sob::sob: pic.twitter.com/LU73aMzhPb
- ً (@JesusRoIe) January 27, 2021
Tuesday also saw the former United defender tweet: "Is that the @premierleague table there?"
Back in 2019, Ferdinand became a meme for his passionate 'Ole's at the wheel man, Man United are back' speech following the their legendary comeback win over Paris Saint-Germain.
United won two of their final 12 games that season following those comments and failed to make the Premier League top four.
While the 42-year-old's intentions are pure and he's just showing support, fans are noticing a trend.
He should be classified as a City legend just for his jinx's
- Conor (@Conor___MCFC) January 27, 2021
@rioferdy5 WHAT HAVE WE TOLD YOU!! https://t.co/9eK1tI5WxD
- Cliff Booth :bus::bee: (@MasonSully27) January 28, 2021
Man's the human version of a jinx. :joy::joy::joy: https://t.co/4P81R5TxQh
- Ali (@AaeEmmEss) January 28, 2021
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I firmly believe that Rio giving it the big'un is the main driving force behind Manchester United's struggles in the last 2-3 years. He just can't help himself. https://t.co/z687OksVdP
- HLTCO (@HLTCO) January 28, 2021
Jesus Rio just stop haha, save being cocky till May!- Alex (@AA_utd) January 26, 2021
He looks to have taken it all in good spirits however. Ferdinand posted a tweet on Thursday which edited famous Ghanaian 'pundit' Akwasi Boadi's results sketch to the end of his comments.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted his side were missing a "bit of magic" against the Blades.
"When you concede two bad goals it will be difficult," he told BT Sport.
"We didn't create enough and didn't penetrate in behind to score enough goals.
"The magic was missing, that bit extra. They defended well, fair play to them. We didn't have the right ideas or the solutions. They weren't there.
"Conceding the second goal was poor. So sloppy. We stopped getting out to the ball, and that's completely out of character.
"No big inquest. We are disappointed. We have seen so many results this season out of character. Today, surprised, but with the world as it is we had been the most consistent side.
"We dust off the sad feeling and go again."
Featured Image Credit: Rio Ferdinand/Twitter & BT Sport
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