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Rio Storm Now Calm

Has common sense prevailed with regards to all the noise relating to Rio and that t-shirt?

Was it all, as they say; much ado about nothing?

Well I`m not really sure but at least we`re now in a situation where all the parties concerned can move forward.

Rio may well be absent from the starting eleven that takes on Braga tonight, in the Champions League, but the waters seem a lot calmer than they did on Saturday evening, hell, there`s even mention of a new contract for Rio, something that looked very debatable after Rio had incurred the wrath of Sir Alex.

Speaking about what the tabloid press are calling a U-turn, Sir Alex is quoted as having remarked about the situation,

"As the manager, when you lay down policy you don`t want to see it being ignored and that`s where my anger come from on Saturday."

"We have resolved the problem - there`s no ongoing problems and we move on, that is the end of the mater."

"We will carryon with the football side of it."


And as for a new contract for the defender who is now 34, Sir Alex added,

"He is not as quick as he was but that is not a big issue for me."

"His experience is important and there is no reason he can`t stay on."

"I didn`t even realize his contract was up. You are making me panic! We have always adopted the policy of offering one-year contracts, and also at 34, I think Rio can play for two or three years."


It appears that it is a case of alls well that ends well!




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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 23 2012

Time: 4:46PM

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Did believe the issue wasn't with rio not supporting the campaign but simply not following the ideals Fergie holds so dear. Rio certainly still has the ability to play at the highest level for another 2 or 3 years, especially seeing as he won't be playing any international football, however I can't see it being as a first team player but an experienced head and rotation/back-up option who's most valued for supporting the development of the youngsters. Don't think we can afford to pay him high wages though as a rotational option. Both Giggs and Scholes have taken a pay cut to reflect their position in the squad I hope he'll be happy doing the same, I'm sure he will but nothing's guaranteed with footballers nowadays.
TheFamousNo7
Did believe the issue wasn't with rio not supporting the campaign but simply not following the ideals Fergie holds so dear. Rio certainly still has the ability to play at the highest level for another 2 or 3 years, especially seeing as he won't be playing any international football, however I can't see it being as a first team player but an experienced head and rotation/back-up option who's most valued for supporting the development of the youngsters. Don't think we can afford to pay him high wages though as a rotational option. Both Giggs and Scholes have taken a pay cut to reflect their position in the squad I hope he'll be happy doing the same, I'm sure he will but nothing's guaranteed with footballers nowadays.
TheFamousNo7
Another case of the media making a mountain out of a mole hill
MotorMad
Another case of the media making a mountain out of a mole hill
MotorMad
I don't think it was the media bigging this up Motormad. Ferguson was clearly livid with Ferdinand, and his rather sinister "He'll be dealt with" statement certainly sounded as though Ferdinand was in for it. I think the only reason this has "Gone away" (It hasn't) is because Ferguson realises he will need to keep Ferdinand sweet until Smalling and Jones are both fit again. You watch, Ferdinand will hardly feature again this season when those two are back. Ferguson holds grudges for a very long time, Ferdinand has crossed him and will suffer as a result.
fifthcolumnblue
I don't think it was the media bigging this up Motormad. Ferguson was clearly livid with Ferdinand, and his rather sinister "He'll be dealt with" statement certainly sounded as though Ferdinand was in for it. I think the only reason this has "Gone away" (It hasn't) is because Ferguson realises he will need to keep Ferdinand sweet until Smalling and Jones are both fit again. You watch, Ferdinand will hardly feature again this season when those two are back. Ferguson holds grudges for a very long time, Ferdinand has crossed him and will suffer as a result.
fifthcolumnblue
 

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