‘Give the boy time, don’t pressure him’: Rio Ferdinand tells ‘salivating’ Arsenal fans to calm down

By Sportarsh Team
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Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has advised ‘salivating’ fans to calm down and give Saliba some time.

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This comes after Arsenal were defeated 3-1 at Old Trafford by Manchester United. Arsenal had gone 5 games without losing and had only conceded four goals.

Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba, the center back pairing, had also kept two clean sheets. But they conceded three goals at Old Trafford.

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Some fans have blamed Arteta for playing a high line against Manchester United knowing very well the Red Devils have speedy forwards like Rashford.

Despite his errors in two Manchester United goals, Rio believes Saliba will improve with age. Speaking to Vibe he said:

“He failed the Rashford test. You don’t need to put this pressure on Saliba, he’s just five games in just let him play.”

“You’re salivating over Saliba but he’s probably in the changing room thinking I’ve got my DNA on two, maybe three, of the goals in some way shape or form. Some people might say three, I’m saying two.”

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