Ronaldo’s ‘pal’ Rio Ferdinand has defended Ronaldo for blanking Gary Neville

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The former Manchester United and West Ham central defender Rio Ferdinand was speaking on his podcast this week and has defended his old teammate Cristiano Ronaldo for blanking Gary Neville on Sunday when the Red Devils defeated the Hammers one nil at Old Trafford.

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“I see why people are saying he didn’t need to do that but from a player’s perspective, no player is happy when a pundit is criticising them.

“They were teammates but they aren’t people that would share texts or stuff like that. And Cristiano respects Gary as well. He respected him as one of the senior players at the club 100%. He would use that as fuel.”

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