Backing up Ferdinand’s suggestion that Solskjaer is a huge reason behind his U-turn in form, he said: “His man-management is second to none. The way he conducts himself in terms of how he speaks to the players, it gets the best out of them. You can see that. He deals with situations perfectly in terms of what is needed, especially at a big club like Manchester United.
“He takes the pressure off the lads and takes it all himself. Sometimes it is not fair because we are the ones on the pitch and we need to take our fair share too. For me, especially, from what I had before Ole came in, it is a total difference. It has pushed me to a new level.”
Robbie Savage unveils a painting to Rio Ferdinand, depicting the former England footballer draped in a Welsh flag as part of a ‘Hall of Fame’ set up by Robbie and UEFA EURO 2020 Official Partner Heineken, ahead of this summer’s tournament.