Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has responded to Rio Ferdinand’s comments that Manchester United need to be careful or else they’ll end up like their Merseyside rivals.
Liverpool have gone 26 years without winning a league title while, after this season, the Red Devils will have gone three years since they last lifted the Premier League.
Since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson who was the helm for 26 years, United have already had two managers and are rumoured to be appointing another at the end of the season.
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Ferdinand is adamant that the club must think carefully and make sure they appoint the right man, which he thinks is Jose Mourinho.
The former defender admitted that if the club gets the decision wrong, they could face a trophy drought like Liverpool, something that United fans fear.
“We don’t want to be a repeat of what Liverpool have gone through. Manchester United don’t want that long time in the wilderness of not really winning or being successful and not challenging for titles,” he said.
Manchester United may have overtaken Liverpool in league titles which they now lead by 20 to 18, but they trail by five European Cups to three to their rivals.
Carragher wasted no time in reminding Ferdinand of that fact when he tweeted his response to his comments.
“5 times winners of the European cup, whats the problem??” he said.
Although the two defenders are retired, it’s clear that they can still take sly digs at each other's clubs through social media.