Rio Ferdinand and Jamie Carragher are embroiled in an ugly social media spat. There is clearly no love lost between the former England team-mates. Ferdinand initiated the argument by mocking Carragher’s failure to win a Premier League title during his playing days with Liverpool.
Ferdinand was speaking out following Carragher’s argument with former Manchester United captain Roy Keane on Sunday.
Carragher and Keane went head-to-head following United’s 1-1 draw with Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Keane said United would not be winning the league anytime soon, which led to Carragher questioning why they brought in Cristiano Ronaldo at the age of 36 in the summer.
“What was the point in signing him then?! He’s [nearly] 37!” Carragher said to Keane on Sky Sports.
“He doesn’t know what it means, he doesn’t know how to do it, he’s never navigated a team through it to that point to win a league.
“So I find it very difficult when he speaks with such conviction about winning leagues.
“He should stick to cup competitions. The moment he talks about leagues, I just mute it.”
However, it didn’t take long for Carragher to respond.
Just over 20 minutes later the Sky pundit joked about how Ferdinand “arranged” Ronaldo’s return to United.
And he claimed Ferdinand attempted to leave United to join Chelsea during his playing days.
Carragher tweeted: “Not talking titles but the deal for Ronaldo to Man Utd which you arranged. No PL for me but Sky like my opinions! No trophies in your career without AF (Sir Alex Ferguson) & when you stopped winning PL at MU you tried to move to Chelsea so please stop giving it the big MU fan one! #olesatthewheel.”
Carragher had mocked Ferdinand last Tuesday following United’s Champions League win over Villarreal.
He joked United should appoint Michael Carrick as their permanent manager, mimicking Ferdinand’s comments in 2019 about previous boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Carragher wrote: “Man Utd might not thank me, but get the contract out put it on the table & let him sign it, let him write whatever numbers he wants, let him sign the contract. Carrick’s at the wheel man! #VILMUN @ChampionsLeague.”