The Red Devils defender rubbed salt into Manchester City’s wounds by expressing his satisfaction at winning the Premier League crown with games to spare and not on goal difference
Rio Ferdinand has taunted recently dethroned rivals Manchester City by saying Manchester United reclaimed the Premier League title in ‘the right way’.
United secured their 20th top-flight crown with four games to spare following a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa on Monday night and shifted the balance of power back over to the red half of Manchester.
And 34-year-old Ferdinand asserted that their title triumph was far more satisfying than winning it on goal difference as City did on the final day of last season.
“It’s always sweet when you win the title and it’s nice to do it here, in the right way and in style, not on goal difference,” he told the Independent. “We have won it outright and we have won it comfortably.”
Ferdinand also hailed the ‘resilience and the attitude’ that manager Sir Alex Ferguson has instilled into the squad as being one of the major factors in United’s prolonged success in seeing off so many other clubs at the top.
“A lot of other teams would probably have fallen away,” he added. “We played Liverpool a couple of seasons ago when they were fighting for the title, we beat them and got to the league before them and they’ve not been seen since. That shows the mentality and character this club has.”