example," Rio stated. "When you need to talk to players or give them a nudge in the right direction, you’re there to do that. That’s what comes with being a Manchester United player after a few years."
After helping the likes of Scott Wootton and Tyler Blackett ease themselves into action on the DHL tour, he appreciates what needs to be done in terms of nursing any new faces along at first-team level.
"We just try and make it as easy as possible," Ferdinand added. "We want it to be as comfortable and normal as possible for the young players coming into big stadiums, in front of big crowds with big expectations. It’s a new world they are entering and, as experienced players, we want to make that a much smoother ride if we can."