Ferdinand claims he left Savage ‘on floor’ in tunnel bust-up

Rio Ferdinand claims he left Robbie Savage “on the floor” in a tunnel bust-up during his days at Manchester United.

Tempers boiled over in the Red Devils’ clash with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night after Fred avoided a red card for a headbutt on Leandro Paredes.

That incident reminded Ferdinand of a tunnel confrontation he had with Savage during a match between United and Blackburn Rovers.

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Speaking on BT Sport, Ferdinand recalled: “I think what was interesting was that fracas going into the tunnel.

“I think Robbie when he comes back on commentary he’ll be reminded that’s what happened to him when I was in the tunnel with him.

“He barged me on the way off against Blackburn. Bit of needle.

“I ran after him into the tunnel and before he knew it he was on the floor. He couldn’t run away he was on the floor.”

Savage was on co-commentary last night as United lost 3-1 to PSG and the former Blackburn midfielder rememebers the same tunnel bust-up very differently to Ferdinand.

Responding to those claims, Savage said: “Mate he’s got in there first. Different story.

“I just text him and said ‘the tunnel line is coming, I’m going to get you’. Listen, different version of events, he knows the real story.

“That’s why he goes to he gym so often now.”


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