The heat of the ‘Manchester Derby’ is hot.
Manchester City and Manchester United will play round 19 of the English Premier League in the 2022-23 season at Old Trafford, Manchester United’s home stadium, on the afternoon of the 14th (Korean time).
Ahead of this game, many stars who experienced this game remember the Manchester derby. One of them was Manchester United’s legendary defender Rio Ferdinand. He recalled painful memories of the Manchester derby.
He said, “We met Manchester City and lost 1-3. But one of our players exchanged shirts with a Manchester City player after the game. Then he put on the shirt and walked into the Manchester United locker room. Alex Ferguson closed the door and exploded. “I was furious. Then I screamed, ‘You’ll never play for Manchester United again.'”
That player was Ruud van Nistelrooy, who was active as Manchester United’s signature striker.
Ferdinand continued: “It was at this moment that I realized how big of a thing this was. Ferguson also said, ‘If he sees anyone else wearing a Manchester City shirt, he will never play for Manchester United again.'” Ferdinand said. I was really angry,” he recalled. 먹튀검증
One of Manchester United’s legends, Gary Neville, also remembered this scene.
“One of the Manchester City players came up to Van Nistelrooy and exchanged shirts. I saw that scene too. Ferguson told me not to think of United’s shirt as personal property. Ferguson forbade the exchange of shirts in league matches,” he remembers. did.