Rio Ferdinand admits he was upset at being snubbed for Manchester United captaincy

first_imgFormer Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand has admitted he was upset at being overlooked for the Manchester United captaincy by Sir Alex Ferguson.The former England captain spent 12 years at Old Trafford and captained the club in the 2008 Champions League final in place of the injured Gary Neville, but was never formally given the armband by Ferguson.Speaking to CNBC he admitted that the snub hurt him, “I would be lying (if I said) it didn’t.”But the 36-year-old BT Sport pundit continued, “It is one of the things that pushed me on.”It was good. He was very much about personalities and working you out. I used to feel I was never given enough credit. Me and Vidic used to talk about it quite a lot.”Ferdinand, who won six Premier League titles in his time at the club, admits that Ferguson’s ‘tough love’ management was difficult to work under, but that it got the best out of him, particularly at a young age. “Sometimes there’s situations during your career you think, ‘Am I getting the credit I feel I deserve?’ But, at the same time that is one of the things that maybe pushed me on to keep improving year in, year out, to sustain and stay at that level for all them years,” he said.”I think I needed, as a person, for something to try and get to and grasp onto. If I had everything at one time, it might have been detrimental to my growth, maybe.””He spoke to me and said: ‘Your personality, if I had given you too much credit you might have gotten carried away, when you were younger, especially,'” Ferdinand added.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more


first_imgThree men have pleaded guilty to being behind a massive drugs grow-house along the Donegal border.The house in Carrigans in which the drugs factory was based.The three men all appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where they were each charged with possession of cannabis for sale or supply. The men – Neil Closs, Brian Irwin and Neville Leech – were also charged with cultivating cannabis plants.The men were arrested following a Garda operation at Kildrum, Lower Carrigans on January 13th, 2010.At the time of the incident almost €500,000 worth of cannabis was recovered in a Garda raid on a property.Full details of the Garda operation will be given at the next sitting of the court in October.Neville Leech, 37, of Pearse Park, Drogheda, Neil Stewart Closs, 33, of Corbettstown, Ballyboyle, Co Kilkenny and Brian Irwin, 32, of The Orchard, Croke Gardens, Thurles, Tipperary were all remanded on bail.The men were all ordered to hand over their driving licenses to the court for fear they could be used to leave the country.Probation reports were also ordered on all the men.THREE MEN PLEAD GUILTY TO BEING BEHIND DONEGAL DRUGS FACTORY was last modified: July 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Carrigansdrugs factoryLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more