‘He’s a waste of time, don’t talk to him’ — Rio Ferdinand’s verdict on Chelsea player

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand was in fierce mood in his recent YouTube broadcast as he slammed former teammate Phil Jones who’s still in the Manchester United team after ten years, despite not featuring for the squad.

Rio Ferdinand has likened Phil Jones to Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater, and he believes players like that are a waste of time.

Ferdinand has even urged teammates of Jones and Drinkwater to avoid talking to them until they leave the club.

The United legend said on Vibe with FIVE: “I think [Danny] Drinkwater has been the same a little bit [at Chelsea]. It’s quite easy to sit there a little bit, hide behind the curtains.

“To be fair to Phil Jones, I’ve not seen him come out and speak and clarify, he might have had injuries we don’t know about. But if he’s been fit and has been sitting there like he has been, sign a new deal and stay and not go out on loan… that’s not what a footballer wants to do.

“There are players who are happy to just sit and clubs and not play and just chill. Winston Bogarde did it at Chelsea for about three or four years. Signed a big deal and commuted in from Holland.

“If I was in the squad with someone like that I wouldn’t talk to them. They are a waste of time, why would I chat to you and give you any energy, taking that away from my other teammates who are here to play and go into battle for 90 minutes every week.”

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