Speaking on his official YouTube channel, Rio Ferdinand said: “Ole has come for me the other day! All I will say, people just need to watch the shows and watch the context of what was said. When I see Ole I’m going to give him a big hug.
“I’ll shake his hand and say: ‘It’s all love’. You know I love him, I’m his biggest fan. Ole’s at the wheel was’’t happening until I said it. I’ve got no beef with anyone at Manchester United, I love Manchester United, I love the people there.
“But sometimes stuff is said in the heat of the moment and you get things wrong here and there but it is a phone call, man. Just call me and say: ‘Ri, what’s going on?’. That’s what I would do if it was me. But when I see Ole, its all love.
“Hugs and kisses, really. I think deep down they know there is no malice in me. They have all shared a dressing room with me, they know what I’m like and if I’m wrong I’ll hold my hands up like I did last week with Phil Jones.”
Rio Ferdinand took issue with Cristiano Ronaldo’s conduct during the 2–1 defeat away at Young Boys in the Champions League last week, with the Portuguese briefly joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the touchline.
The Norwegian manager was swift to respond, claiming that the cameras took the incident out of context and that the former Old Trafford center-back ‘sometimes comments on things he doesn’t know’.