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Rio Ferdinand says his worst teammate was Wayne Rooney

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, 45, says his worst teammate was Wayne Rooney, 38, during their time together at the club and with the England national team.

“To be honest, my worst teammate was probably Rooney, who I fought with the most,” Ferdinand told a BBC podcast on Wednesday, adding, “I never hit him once. And it was only on the pitch.”

He continued, “We never really argued on the training ground. It was just on game days. We probably had a verbal spat every two or three games and shouted at each other,” he explained, 카지노사이트 “because I wanted more from him.”

Ferdinand and Rooney played together at United from 2004 to 2014.

As defenders and frontline strikers, respectively, they contributed to United’s glory days. Together, they won numerous trophies, including five Premier League titles and one UEFA Champions League.

“I knew what he was good at and I knew he could do more,” explains Ferdinand, “I wanted him to be more effective and do something more.”

“For me, Rooney wanted to pass 30-40 yards (27-37 meters) like Paul Scholes, and he could do that, he was that good. I wanted him to score 30 to 40 goals in a season, because he could do that,” he emphasized.

He added: “Rooney loved soccer. He wanted to play soccer as if he was playing in the park,” he says, adding, “We used to argue. I would tell him to take a shot and he would shout at me, but those were good arguments,” he smiles.

Rooney is Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer (253 goals). Rooney, who was named Premier League player of the season in 2009-2010, also holds the record for most goals for the England national team (53). However, Harry Kane (Bayern Munich) surpassed Rooney’s record, relegating him to second place.

Rooney turned to coaching after retirement. 바카라사이트 순위 He made his coaching debut with Derby County in 2020, followed by DC United in the US Major League Soccer (MLS), and has been in charge of Birmingham City (Championship) since October.

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