Jose Mourinho responds to Rio Ferdinand’s comments about Man United

Jose Mourinho has his say about Rio Ferdinand's recent criticism of Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard...

Jose Mourinho has refused to criticise Rio Ferdinand for his recent comments about Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard’s social media antics.

The former Manchester United defender was less than impressed by the pair’s recent post on social media, a video of the pair dancing in the Carrington dressing rooms.

Ferdinand claimed that Manchester United’s players should be keeping quiet on social media due to their struggles in the Premier League this season.

The Red Devils are currently sixth in the Premier League table and more than 10 points behind leaders Chelsea after stuttering start to life under Mourinho at Old Trafford.

However, when asked about Ferdinand’s comments, Mourinho refused to criticise the former Manchester United defender.

Speaking at his pre-match news conference on Friday, Red Devils boss Mourinho said: “I respect Rio. He was a big guy in my club. He was a legend in my club. I am not, so as somebody that is not his level in the club, I don’t think I have any legitimacy to comment on Rio.

“I’m not saying to you that I agree or I disagree. I’m not saying that. I’m just saying that in relation to all these people that they are, in the history of Manchester United, much bigger than I am.

“I don’t comment to say I agree or disagree.”

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Manchester United are currently gearing up for their crunch Premier League clash against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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