Rio: It is not a war

Last updated : 13 September 2002 By Elland Roader
Man Utd signed the England international defender and former Leeds skipper for £30 million in the summer and there is much anger amongst Leeds fans on his decision to quit the club for arch rivals United.

Ferdinand says, "This is just football remember. It is not a war. It is not a life or death situation.

"I can understand Leeds fans must be upset with me and they'll want to scream and shout at me when I go back. They pay their money to get into the stadium and let their opinion be heard. I accept that.

"I don't honestly know how they are going to treat me when I get back there next Saturday, but I suppose I have a fair idea!"

So do we Rio!!