Rio Ferdinand and Jamie Carragher, both former Premier League players, got into a Twitter argument over remarks made about Cristiano Ronaldo, a forward for Manchester United.
The idea that Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag chose his team and kept Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench for the entirety of the Red Devils' 6-3 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League derby on Sunday was "laughable and wrong," Carragher wrote in a tweet on Monday.
In response, Ferdinand enquired as to whether Carragher was still irritated. Recently, while appearing on a Sky broadcast at Old Trafford, Ronaldo did not extend his hand.
"Carra, you're still upset he didn’t shake your [sic] hand at Old Trafford?" The hardest thing to do in football is score goals. "
However, Carragher seemed to take offence to the comment, snapping at Ferdinand and accusing him of sucking up to Ronaldo.
The Liverpool legend then replied to Ferdinand’s tweet, calling the Man United legend a ‘fan boy’ of the Portugal captain.
"No, I’m delighted it went viral! " "Yes," said Carragher in response to Ferdinand’s comment about shaking Ronaldo’s hand.
Rio, I know how it works; he’s your mate & you, Evra, and the rest are on the group WhatsApp & he asks you to come out & defend him. Don’t be his fan boy, you’re Rio Ferdinand for FFS!!’
Similarly, Ferdinand then replied: “What WhatsApp group?! Leave off lad... I want this same energy with Roy Keane when you [sic] next in the studio. Stop getting bullied. "