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Rio Ferdinand Savagely Responds To Roy Keane And Jamie Carragher's Cristiano Ronaldo Debate, Liverpool Legend Hits Back

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Rio Ferdinand Savagely Responds To Roy Keane And Jamie Carragher's Cristiano Ronaldo Debate, Liverpool Legend Hits Back

Rio Ferdinand and Jamie Carragher traded verbal blows in a heated spat after the Liverpool legend locked horns with Roy Keane over Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester United caretaker manager Michael Carrick made the bold decision to bench Ronaldo for Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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Keane exchanged a war of words with Carragher over Ronaldo being dropped, with ex-Chelsea star Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink stuck in the middle of their fiery debate.

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Carragher previously trolled Ferdinand over his famous “Ole’s at the wheel” comments by claiming “Carrick’s at the wheel” after United’s 2-0 win over Villarreal in the Champions League.

The Sky Sports pundit tweeted last week: “Man Utd might not thank me, but get the contract out put it on the table & let him sign it, let him right whatever numbers he wants, let him sign the contract. Carrick’s at the wheel man! [sic]”

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Ferdinand has now launched a scathing attack on Carragher and claimed his former England teammate should not be discussing winning Premier League titles.

Speaking on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE, he said: “Carragher shouldn’t really be talking about winning leagues. He’s never done it. He don’t know what it means. He don’t know how to do it.

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“He’s never navigated a team through it to that point to win a league. So, I find it very difficult when he speaks with such convictions about winning leagues.

“You should stick to cup competitions [and] the moment he talks about leagues, I just mute it.”

Carragher hit back at Ferdinand in vicious fashion by claiming he wouldn’t have won a single trophy in his club career without United icon Sir Alex Ferguson.

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The 43-year-old ex-Liverpool star went on to accuse United legend Ferdinand of trying to move to Chelsea after he “stopped winning” Premier League titles at Old Trafford.

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“Not talking titles but the deal for Ronaldo to Man Utd which you arranged,” Carragher responded.

“No PL for me but Sky like my opinions! No [trophies] in your career without AF [Sir Alex Ferguson] & when you stopped winning PL at MU you tried to move to Chelsea so please stop giving it the big MU fan one!”

Jadon Sancho fired United into a shock lead in the second half against Chelsea, but Jorginho pulled back an equaliser from the spot-kick as the points were shared between the two sides.

Ronaldo came off the bench and replaced Sancho for a second-half cameo, with the United legend later storming down the tunnel at the full-time whistle.

Featured Image Credit: Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE/Sky Sports

Topics: Rio Ferdinand, Jamie Carragher, Roy Keane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Premier League, England, Football

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