Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
In news everyone saw coming, The Sun on Tuesday announce that Rio Ferdinand’s days at Manchester United are numbered.
The backpage headline on Britain’s most popular tabloid reads: “Rio in Cold – Future on brink as he’s left out of Utd Dubai trip”.
On the red-top’s website a few more details are provided to the story, which centres on the claim that Rio Ferdinand, 35, has been left out of Manchester United’s squad for a warm-weather training camp in Dubai in a supposed clear indication that the defender is set to announce he will retire this summer.
Neil Custis adds “United will make a statement on Thursday explaining the defender’s exclusion from the five-day trip to the Middle East.”
A copy of the backpage of The Sun on Tuesday is below.