Manchester United icon Sir Alex Ferguson was notoriously tough on his players during his time at Old Trafford, and Rio Ferdinand has now described why he treated some players tougher than others

Manchester United hero Rio Ferdinand has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson gave seasoned players on his team a difficult time knowing they could do it

Ferdinand discussed Ferguson’s legendary hair dryer treatment in a report on the treatment of Callum Hudson-Odoi by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel

The new Blues boss criticized 20-year-old Hudson-Odoi after turning him on and off against Southampton

And Ferdinand discussed the similarities between Tuchel’s criticism and the legendary hair dryer treatment Ferguson gave his players

He stated that Ferguson knew that when he criticized a seasoned player like Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville or Wayne Rooney, they would respond positively and prove a point

However, the younger members of the cadre sometimes did not react in the same way and did not take the criticism

Ferdinand stated that Ferguson sometimes even wants his players to react angrily and verbally abuse him in response to his criticism, as long as it improves their performance

The former United center-back said on his YouTube channel: “Sir Alex Ferguson always hammered the experienced

“He’d do it with Wazza [Rooney], he’d get a good reaction if he cheered us on and made us say, ‘All right, we’ll hold our fingers for you again. Say that, take this and swallow that now ‘

“I think Tuchel is smart enough – maybe he’s trying to say you were one of my better players and I have to do this to one of my better players to show that nobody is immune to being treated like this”They all have to step up”

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