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Rio Fernandes fires cheeky dig at Manchester City

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Rio Ferdinand aimed a cheeky dig at Man City ahead of their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.

Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand aimed a cheeky dig at rivals Manchester City as they prepared to take on Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

Ferdinand was in the studio during the build-up to the game, and when presenter Jake Humphrey mentioned the atmosphere at the Etihad, the United legend was quick to aim a dig at his former side’s cross-city rivals.

Humprey said: “People seem to enjoy being critical of the crowd here at the Etihad. You turn around and look at that, that’s impressive (the fans).”

But Ferdinand was quick to hit back with: “What is? (impressive) I t’s been good, it’s been noisy… for the last two minutes.”

This isn’t the first time Ferdinand has aimed a dig at City. He has previously spoken about not being able to walk past the legends of yesteryear for their success in Europe.

City have been touted as favourites to win the Champions League for a number of seasons, but European glory contines to evade them.

And Ferdinand joked about Pep Guardiola’s side: “These guys don’t have that pressure (of walking past legends who’ve won the Champions League) because no one before them has won it. So they don’t have that pressure – just wanted to put that out there.”

City are currently leading Atletico 1-0 in the first leg at the Etihad with Kevin De Bruyne finally breaking the deadlock, and are still favourites to win the game with bet365’s odds in their favour.