Former Red Devils defender Rio Ferdinand was happy at first on social media, and then he was a little bit sad...
The former Red Devils stalwart has been recruited by BT Sport to work as a pundit on the broadcaster’s coverage of Europe’s premier cup competition.
It’s the expected norm that pundits provide mostly impartial analysis of the games in front of them.
However, based on the way Ferdinand reacted to Manchester United’s Champions League group phase draw, we can’t help but think the former England man may struggle to hide his true colours.
It all started the moment Manchester United, who were in the second pot of teams for the draw, were drawn against arguably the weakest of the top seed first pot contenders, Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven.
Evidently pleased with the draw, Ferdinand’s delight soon turned to trepidation after Manchester United got CSKA Moscow in the third pot.
He was particularly concerned about the cold Russian climate and how difficult a game it would be.
It was at this point that Jan Aage Fjortoft had to remind him of the fact that he won the trophy there back in 2009!
Mind you, once Wolfsburg were drawn as United’s fourth and final team, Ferdinand went a bit quiet on Twitter.
Was it the fact that the Red Devils received arguably the toughest of the pot four opponents or was he simply busy elsewhere? You decide…