‘Are you crazy?’ – Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand refuses to sign Liverpool shirt after request from young fan at Fulham match

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand videoed himself refusing to sign a Liverpool shirt at Fulham on Saturday.

    The Red Devils legend was at Craven Cottage on commentary duty for BT Sport for the opening weekend of the Premier League season.

    Ferdinand returned to his role as a pundit for BT Sport on Saturday

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    Ferdinand returned to his role as a pundit for BT Sport on Saturday

    And he was immediately thrown back into the Liverpool rivalry

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    And he was immediately thrown back into the Liverpool rivalry

    Delighted to be back, Ferdinand posted a clip of his interactions with fans inside the ground before kick-off.

    It featured a young Liverpool fan asking the former defender to sign his top, but Ferdinand insisted he couldn’t put his name on the shirt of Man United‘s arch-rivals.

    “He just asked me to sign a Liverpool shirt, are you crazy!?” the pundit said.

    Ferdinand has previously spoken of his disdain for Liverpool following 12 years at Old Trafford.

    In 2017, he said: “I think there is a mutual respect between both football clubs, but also a mutual sense of, ‘I respect what you’ve achieved and done, but I can’t stand you.’

    “I quickly immersed myself in that. As a football player you become a fan of the team you play for.

    Ferdinand is considered one of the greatest defenders in United’s history

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    Ferdinand is considered one of the greatest defenders in United’s history

    “I was at United for 12 years, so that dislike for Liverpool became stronger and stronger the longer I was in that shirt, because I immersed myself in everything that was Manchester United and became a fully-fledged supporter.

    “I still am, my kids are and loads of members of my family are too. You quickly understand what it means to play, and to beat, Liverpool, to stop them winning anything or achieving anything.

    “To keep them underneath you is something that was ingrained in you as a Manchester United footballer.”

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