Rio Ferdinand reveals agents of some Manchester United players have been doing this to him after criticising the players

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Rio Ferdinand played for Manchester United during the hay days of the club, when we won trophies almost every season.

The likes of Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Roy Keane have been very critical of the team and some of the players who haven’t been living up to expectations.

Ferdinand has now revealed that agents of some Manchester United players have reached out to him to stop the criticism, insisting that it’s ruining their business.

Ferdinand recently hit out at the Man United players for their ‘awful’ body language in Sunday’s bashing at the Etihad Stadium.

Speaking on Vibe with Five, Ferdinand revealed his comments this season have earned him the wrath of some agents.

He said: “I really, really hope these players are walking in the next day and are going, ‘I’m embarrassed, my pride and ego has taken a battering and I’m really embarrassed about it, I’ve got to make this right, you get me on that training field and give me every task you want to get this right’.

“I hope that’s the attitude, I hope that’s what’s in there, I don’t know if it is.

“I bet there’s a lot of finger pointing. I bet you any money there’s a lot of, ‘he’s done this, he’s ain’t this, he ain’t that’.

“The amount of phone calls I get from agents, ‘oh, can you not say this, why are you criticising so and so’, do me a favour.

“If I was being vindictive and personal and saying bad things personally about these people I’d get it, I’d take the call and say sorry.”