Rio signs up for Twitter rival and issues a rallying cry to United fans ahead of grudge match against Liverpool
11:46 GMT, 10 January 2013
12:08 GMT, 10 January 2013
Rio Ferdinand has issued a rallying cry ahead of Sunday's crunch match against arch rivals Liverpool and called for fans to back Manchester United.
‘Huge game. Make sure you’re behind us,’ said the defender on new voice blog website Bubbly.
‘Yes everyone, hope you’re all well
and buzzing,’ he said. ‘Got a match again coming up at the weekend
against yes, you know who it is, Liverpool FC.
Popular: Ferdinand has more than three-and-a-half million followers on Twitter and is now on rival Bubbly, too
got to make sure we beat them. They’re a team who we’re big rivals with
– loads of history, loads of massive games and goals in the past. And
hopefully we can add some more to that and make sure we get the three
points on Sunday.
‘We’re confident. The training and the focus starts to begin for this weekend.’
Ferdinand is a prolific user of social networking sites, especially Twitter, but is expanding his interest to Bubbly.
Effectively a talking Twitter, it allows
users to record short voice messages and post them on their profile.
Ferdinand has been building his page on the site for a few days and so
far has more than 150 followers.
Get behind us: Ferdinand asked fans to back Manchester United as they face Liverpool this weekend
Admittedly that is not quite as
impressive as his near 3.8million Twitter followers but it probably
won’t be long before he sees them transfer to his Bubbly profile en
The Manchester United defender has so far left a welcome message and discussed their 2-2 FA Cup third-round clash with West Ham.