Rio Ferdinand has recorded his views on newly-appointed Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag while sitting on the toilet.
The Man United legend took to his YouTube channel FIVE to voice his opinion on the Dutchman on Thursday night. It came after United’s official announcement that Ten Hag had joined the club on an initial three-year contract.
But the former centre-back and pundit bizarrely appeared to be sitting in his bathroom as he analysed the new manager’s strengths on camera. Ferdinand later took to Twitter to poke fun at his own choice of setting and confirmed he was in fact sitting on his toilet.
Ferdinand tweeted: “Ps…. Yes I’m sat on (lid closed) the toilet doing the announcement. Needed a quiet space without the kids making noise! Enjoy Mr Ten Hag.”
The Red Devils icon revealed his support for Ten Hag by listing the Ajax man's titles, impressive Champions League run and “meticulous” style of coaching as positives. While Ferdinand admitted the Eredivisie paled compared to the pressure of the Premier League, he insisted he was “happy” with the appointment.
He said: “Yes I’m happy it’s done, I’m happy it’s announced, I’m happy we have some sort of direction now. He knows how to win. He’s been a coach for a long time.”
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The ex-England defender added: “I have found his teams very, very good to watch and that’s an element I really hope he transfers to Man United.”
Ferdinand also offered a word of warning to the Man United hierarchy by saying Ten Hag alone would not change the club for the better.
The pundit explained: “He needs a supporting cast that is going to help him execute in all areas. He has to have lieutenants around him to oversee recruitment, sports science and coaching. That’s where in the past, Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] and others have been let down. The people he has around him have to be the best people so he can go and do his job on the training pitch.”
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