Rio Ferdinand has hit out at David Moyes for trying to impose a vision on United, despite the Scotsman, who was also lambasted for adopting "embarrassing" tactics, himself not being too clear about the plan.
Ferdinand returned to Old Trafford on Sunday after leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer, having brought a 10-year career at United to an end in disappointing fashion as the club endured an absolute nightmare of a season under the former Everton manager, who was criticised by Ferdinand for creating a "bad vibe".
Good afternoon comrades, and welcome to today's Live Blog coverage of Manchester United v QPR in the Premier League. What a day for United supporters, debuts aplenty, the most expensive side we've ever fielded, Rio Ferdinand returns... all the ingredients for a memorable game of football. Van Gaal has abandoned his three at the back system already, will QPR be able to cope with the array of dazzling attacking talent they'll be facing today?
When last season ended, Rio Ferdinand's future was still up in the air. It was only after the final game of the season that Manchester United confirmed that they would not be renewing Ferdinand's contract.
Ahead of his Old Trafford return on Sunday, Ferdinand has admitted it will be emotional for him coming back.
This will not be a popular opinion, but the Glazers and Ed Woodward are not to blame for the lack of squad quality at Manchester United. The facts show that the Glazers have loosened the purse strings whenever they have been asked to.
Here is a comparison that will further elucidate this point.
Ed Woodward has told Manchester United fans the club will be extremely busy over the next couple of weeks and that fans should expect various arrivals and departures before the Premier League gets underway on August 15th against Swansea.
Having already spent more than £50m on Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, United have lost Ryan Giggs, who retired at the end of last season, while Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Federico Macheda and Alex Buttner have all left the club and the quartet is set to be follow suit by another couple of players, including Patrice Evra.
Manchester United legend praises €40m rated Mexican sensation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mnachester United legend Rio Ferdinand who is poised to join QPR in the summer took to Twitter to praise Mexico's Hector Herrera after the El Tri triumphed over Croatia by 3-1 to book their place in the last sixteen of the World Cup.
Numerous reports indicate Rio Ferdinand is considering a reunion with his first professional manager Harry Redknapp. The former West Ham duo could be reunited with Queens Park Rangers whom Redknapp managed to promotion with a 1-0 victory over Derby County at Wembley last month.
Ferdinand played his last match of a twelve season Manchester United career in a 1-1 draw at Southampton last month.
QPR dismiss Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand speculation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
QPR, who on the weekend secured an immediate return to the English top flight, have rejected claims that they arepoised to swoop for former England duo Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand.
Lampard, who was officially released by Chelsea last week, is currently a free agent, and while it is still a possibility that the England vice-captain could sign a new contract with the club he has spent the last thirteenyears with, the Sunhadclaimed that his uncle Redknapp, who gave him his first break in football with West Ham, waslooking to entice him with regular first team football with the newly promoted Hoops.
The word ‘classy' appears in football prattle with increasing regularity, now considered the acme of all behaviour; gestures, non-gestures, tweets, messages of support, banners, all of that. Truth is, one of the things that's so compelling about football is the opportunity to ignore a goodly chunk of these precise mores and pressures, because, after all, it's only football.
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has played speculations linking him with a move to Old Trafford this summer and insisted he's happy to fight for his place at the Emirates, despite losing his place in the starting XI to Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.
Earlier this week, the Telegraph reported that the 28-year-old had agreed a deal in principle with United to move to Old Trafford in the summer, as United and Arsenal were expected to sit down in an attempt to reach an agreement for the transfer of the Belgium international, whose contract at the Emirates runs out in 12 months.
In which Rio Ferdinand is officially unveiled as a QPR player by manager Harry Redknapp, unveiling his new squad number (no.5, of course) while looking like a six-year-old pretending to be a train driver...
PHOTO: #QPR defender @rioferdy5 and manager Harry Redknapp poses with his new @NikeUK shirt and squad number pic.
World Cup Team of the Tournament: Who is in the best XI of Brazil 2014? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In the wake of the fantastically entertaining World Cup finals in Brazil, the BBC have released a team picked by their pundits as the Team of the Tournament. Former England trio; Alan Shearer, Chris Waddle and Rio Ferdinand put their heads together with on-location Brazil correspondent, Tim Vickery, to select the best XI from the stunning competition.
BBC Match of the Day pundit Rio Ferdinand said that USA would have beaten Belgium if the game had gone to penalties.
Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand was speaking post-match on the popular BBC program. He and his colleagues Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer praised Tim Howard for his exceptional performance against Belgium.
Premier League returnee's QPR wrapped up the signings of experienced centre halves Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker for the up coming season this month however despite their wealth of experience the pair still had to go through a rigorous initiation "Singing" during the clubs tour of Germany!
Let's hope their football is alot better than their singing or it could be another brief stay in the top flight for the R's!
Michael Carrick, like most players at the club, had a pretty awful season for United in 2013-2014. Rio Ferdinand has today claimed that it was a mistake for Roy Hodgson to leave Carrick out of the squad for Brazil though, despite such a poor year.
"As someone involved in that extraordinary campaign, it's safe to say it was a rollercoaster ride, and draining emotionally," Rio said.