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The reason why Rio Ferdinand still holds a grudge against Fernando Torres

By Wilian Estrella

The reason why Rio Ferdinand still holds a grudge against Fernando Torres

Rio Ferdinand has confessed to not having forgiven Fernando Torres for an action from when they both coincided in the Premier League.

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One of the legends in the history of the Premier League is Rio Ferdinand. The legendary English center-back defended the colors of Manchester United between 2002 and 2014 and became a key player for the success of the 'Red Devils'. The defender has faced great strikers throughout his career.

One of them was Fernando Torres, who joining Chelsea after excelling at Liverpool. The English defender had an encounter with the Spaniard that he still does let go and so he has confessed in the program 'Vibe with Five' in an interview for the British newspaper 'The Sun'. The England international still holds a grudge.

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"I didn't like Torres. He stepped on my foot once in a game when the ball was at the other end. I needed stitches. I was playing and the ball was at the other end and we'd had a few run-ins in the game. The ball came out the other end and he just stepped on my foot and there was no ball anywhere near" Ferdinand said.

He then went on to tell the story: "I went in at half-time and when I took my boot off it was the worst thing I could have done. My foot swelled up, I had to have stitches, they gave me an injection, I put the boot on and went out to play. It hurt for a long time and I still have a scar on my foot. He's a nasty character.”

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Once retired, he joined BT Sport's team of commentators to cover the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup. Since then, the 81-time England international has taken the opportunity from time to time to give his opinion as one of the most authoritative voices in the world of soccer, giving as usual statements that leave no one indifferent.

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