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

Manchester United hero Rio Ferdinand has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson used to give a hard time to experienced players on his side because he knew they could take it

Ferdinand opened up about Ferguson’s legendary hair dryer treatment in a cover story about Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel’s treatment of Callum Hudson-Odoi

New Blues boss slammed 20-year-old Hudson-Odoi after he replaced him intermittently against Southampton

And Ferdinand discussed the similarities between Tuchel’s criticism and the legendary blow-dryer treatment Ferguson used to give his players

He explained that Ferguson knew that if he criticized an experienced player like Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville or Wayne Rooney, they would react positively and want to prove a point

The younger members of the team, however, did not always react the same way, nor did they take criticism

Ferdinand has indicated that Ferguson sometimes even wants his players to react with anger and curse him in response to his criticism, as long as it improves their performance

The former United center-back told his YouTube channel: “Sir Alex Ferguson used to hammer the more experienced

“He did that with Wazza [Rooney], he had a good reaction by firing us and making us say, ‘Alright then, we’ll hand you over for saying that, take that and swallow that now ‘

“I think Tuchel is smart enough – maybe he’s trying to say ‘you were one of my best players, and I have to do that to one of my best players to show that no one is not immune to being treated like this, you all have to level up “

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