Jose Mourinho has finally commented on Rio Ferdinand’s criticism of Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba for posting a video of themselves dancing and celebrating on Instagram.
The former Red Devils’ defender blasted the two youngsters for fooling around on social media while their team continues to struggle in the Premier League and still sits 6th on the table.
Speaking as a pundit on BT Sport, Ferdinand had claimed: “I’ve just seen a video of the lads dancing in the changing room. I’m all for having a bit of fun on social media and stuff. But not when you’re fifth [United are actually sixth] in the league, and you’re not in the Champions League positions and you’re fighting.
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“You haven’t won anything yet. Until you’ve won something you can’t go out and do stuff like that. If that comes out when you’ve won a cup final I’d be the first one to be pushing it out all over the place.”
And now, United boss Jose Mourinho has finally had his say about Ferdinand’s comments, after being specifically asked about it by the media during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Leicester game.
Jose stated: “I respect Rio. He was a big guy in my club. He was a legend in my club. I am not, so as somebody that is not his level in the club, I don’t think I have any legitimacy to comment on Rio.” Mourinho was quoted by FourFourTwo.
“I’m not saying to you that I agree or I disagree. I’m not saying that. I’m just saying that in relation to all these people that they are, in the history of Manchester United, much bigger than I am. I don’t comment to say I agree or disagree.”