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Rio Ferdinand dismisses the rumor that David Moyes had him watch videos of Phil Jagielka

“That’s a crazy story that comes out of nowhere”: Rio Ferdinand dismisses the rumor that David Moyes made him watch videos of Phil Jagielka, but admits he did have ‘heated meetings’ with former Manchester United boss

  • David Moyes succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson in Manchester United in 2013
  • The Scot only took 10 months to get fired with United seventh
  • There were reports that he had Rio Ferdinand study Phil Jagielka’s play

Rio Ferdinand has finally rumored that the former Manchester United manager had him watch videos of Phil Jagielka in an effort to improve his game.

Moyes had a short and unsuccessful 10-month spell at Old Trafford after becoming the man to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer of 2013.

Fired with United seventh in the Premier League, some strange messages quickly surfaced about his coaching methods during his time with the club.

Rio Ferdinand (R) says David Moyes (L) never let him watch Phil Jagielka clips

Rio Ferdinand (R) says David Moyes (L) never let him watch Phil Jagielka clips

And Ferdinand has now turned down one of the most memorable, namely that Moyes had him study clips of the then-Everton central defender Jagielka.

Asked if there was any truth to the story, Ferdinand said 606 Savage Social: “I don’t know where that’s from to be honest, that’s something that never happened.

“Listen, Phil Jagielka was a very good player. I’m sure he didn’t show us videos from Phil on how to do this and that.

There were reports that Moyes had Ferdinand and Vidic study Jagielka's game

There were reports that Moyes had Ferdinand and Vidic study Jagielka's game

There were reports that Moyes had Ferdinand and Vidic study Jagielka’s game

“But I don’t know where that comes from. That’s just a crazy story that comes out of nowhere. Someone made that up and it has become a great meme. Although, to be fair, we have had some fierce discussions if I’m honest. There were a few heated encounters between me, Vida and David Moyes.

“We disagreed with certain things and the certain ways in which things were done. Arrangements from a defensive perspective, etc.

“He wanted certain things, we didn’t really agree with certain things he said. But that’s football and I think David Moyes probably had that before with many different players so we weren’t the first and I’m sure we won’t be the last. ‘


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