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‘Please let this be a joke’: Loads of Man Utd fans have mixed reactions to Ferdinand potentially becoming sporting director

Rio Ferdinand has met with Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to discuss the club’s vacant sporting director role, according to the Daily Mail.

Woodward is said to be seriously considering the decision to bring Ferdinand back to United, where he spent 12 years as a player under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Although we’ve seen no evidence as of yet, United are said to be restructuring the club for more efficient future under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who this summer we start to rebuild the squad.

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However, according to the Daily Mail article, Woodward likes the idea of bringing Ferdinand in because of his United history and subsequent business experience. Ferdinand, for those unaware, boasts a clothing company and restaurant.

Being a pundit on BT Sport, Woodward should know how Ferdinand’s mind works in a football capacity. The former England international was a critic of José Mourinho during his time in charge and was very vocal about giving the job to Solskjaer.

Ferdinand captained United and won six Premier League titles, one Champions League and the League Cup. He was Solskjaer’s teammate between 2002 and 2007.

However, he is not the only ex-Red linked with the sporting director role, with Edwin van der Sar and Peter Schmeichel both previously tipped as candidates.

Here’s how several United fans reacted to the Rio story on Twitter.

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