Rio Ferdinand hails resilient Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson
Rio Ferdinand decided to take a swing at Manchester United’s Premier League rivals after the Red Devils acquired the league title for an unprecedented 20th time. Manchester United managed to win the Premier League title with four games to spare following a 3-0 victory against Aston Villa at the Old Trafford on Monday.
Manchester United sits on top of the Premier League table with an unassailable lead. Second placed Manchester United are 16 points away from the champions at 68 points. Meanwhile, the battle for 3rd and 4th position is still rolling, with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Everton competing for a Champions League berth.
Rio Ferdinand believes the huge gap between Manchester United and other Premier League team shows his sides’ superiority. Last season’s title winners Manchester City will certainly turn sour upon hearing the famous Manchester United defender’s speech.
“It's always sweet when you win the title and it's nice to do it here, in the right way and in style, not on goal difference,” Rio Ferdinand said. “We have won it outright and we won it comfortably. It shows the resilience and attitude the manager has instilled in us. A lot of teams would probably have fallen away.
“We played Liverpool a couple of seasons ago when they were fighting for the title, we beat them and got to the league before them and they've not been seen since. That shows the mentality and character that this club has.”
Manchester United chief executive David Gill believes Manchester City will respond to the threat of seeing the Red Devils dominate the Premier League by playing with renewed fiery spirit next season. David Gill, who is set to leave his position this summer, hopes Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will continue to record success after his departure.
“I'm sure they will come back,” David Gill told The Telegraph. “They've got some ambitious plans on their investment and their academy. But that's what the excitement of the Premier League is.
“I'm sure all the clubs who missed out this season will be doing business in the summer - as we will be - with a view to come back all guns blazing next year.”