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Rio Ferdinand has bizarre theory on Mikel Arteta taking the Man Utd job

Rio Ferdinand has bizarre theory on Mikel Arteta taking the Man Utd job

Rio Ferdinand has made a bold claim about Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.

Rio Ferdinand has a bizarre theory about Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta taking the Manchester United job.

Arteta has done a brilliant job with the Gunners over the last two seasons having finished second in the Premier League and taking them back to the Champions League.

Meanwhile, United find themselves miles off the top teams after yet another disappointing campaign under the leadership of Erik ten Hag.

As a result, the Dutchman’s future is up in the air with new investor, Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his INEOS team reportedly unsure about Ten Hag as long-term manager of the club.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, former Red Devil Ferdinand claimed Arteta would leave Arsenal for United.

He said: “Arteta would leave Arsenal to join Man United, 100 per cent.

“No one is saying it’s happening but if Man United in a wild dream said, ‘do you know what, Erik ten Hag, thank you’ or Erik ten Hag has been poached by Bayern Munich, and he goes there, and then Man United say top of the list is Arteta, Arteta is going in and saying to the lads, ‘listen guys, it’s been emotional but I’ve got to move, I’ve got to go.'”


Speaking after United’s 2-1 defeat against Fulham at Old Trafford, Ten Hag said: “The team showed big character to fight back, we deserved the equaliser and went for the win - we showed big personality and character”.

“You have to see the bigger picture. The bigger picture looks very good”

United have the chance to put things right when they take on Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in the FA Cup on Wednesday night.

After Wednesday, the Red Devils will be focusing on the Premier League, with a huge clash against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon at the Etihad Stadium.

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Topics: Arsenal, Manchester United, Mikel Arteta, Erik Ten Hag, Football, Rio Ferdinand