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Rio Ferdinand slams Mikel Arteta over recent meeting and claims a 'Man Utd manager ain't doing that'

Rio Ferdinand slams Mikel Arteta over recent meeting and claims a 'Man Utd manager ain't doing that'

Rio Ferdinand has taken aim at Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta

Rio Ferdinand has slammed Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta over a recent meeting.

During Arsenal’s winter break, Arteta took his men to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp.

The Gunners boss was seen dining at the world-famous Nusr-Et Steakhouse in Abu Dhabi.

In a video posted on social media, Arteta was seen being fed a piece of steak by the Turkish chef, who is more commonly known as Salt Bae.

However, former Manchester United man Ferdinand was not impressed with Arteta’s visit to Nusr-Et.

He said on Vibe with Five: “He [Salt Bae] was feeding some of the guests at my wedding like that.

“If I’m paying for that he ain’t feeding me nothing, not having it, but he was going around some of the guests doing that.”

Ferdinand added: “A Man United manager ain’t doing that, only an Arsenal manager would do that type of stupidness.

“Pep [Guardiola] ain’t doing that.”

Salt Bae received criticism during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after he was seen posing for pictures with the Argentina squad on the back of their victory over France in the final.

Speaking about the warm weather training camp in Dubai, Arteta said: “It was great, it was a phenomenal camp in every sense. We worked really hard on things that we wanted to do, and we recharged our batteries. The context and the change in environment in beautiful weather helped, and the togetherness and the moments that we shared together were great. We feel fully recharged.

“I think it gave us an opportunity to look at things with a bit of perspective and analyse what we've been doing, and I will take a lot of positives from the first six months of the competition. Even though results haven’t gone our way in the last few games, when you look at what we have produced in terms of the Premier League and any other team, we are up there.”

Featured Image Credit: Vibe with Five/Getty

Topics: Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United, Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, Football