Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has called for the current Premier League season to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak ravaging the United Kingdom (UK) and several other countries.
Rio Ferdinand is an ex-Premier League defender who won many league titles for Manchester United.
The former England international centre back took to his Instagram page to talk about voiding the present league season (2019/20 campaign) before adding that his reason is not from a place of opposition to Liverpool.
Manchester United and Liverpool have endured an intense rivalry over the past decades. The two clubs are the most successful in English football.
Rio Ferdinand revealed that his position on the matter is from the point of taking a critical look at the situation of things rather than opposing Liverpool to win the league title.
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According to him, the preference is to save lives at the expense of football in the face of COVID19 (Coronavirus).
Liverpool were on course to securing a first league title in three decades before the Premier League was called off for some weeks because of the aforementioned Coronavirus.
Liverpool had a 25-point cushion over the nearest team, Manchester City, at the top of the table and they needed just two wins from the remaining eight games to be crowned champions for the first time in the Premier League era.
Liverpool came close to winning the league title last season before they were piped to it by Manchester City. The Reds finished one point adrift of Manchester City during the last campaign.
With Liverpool maintaining a big lead at the top of the table, Premier League matches had to be suspended at the start of this month because of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic. The start of the remaining league games was put back until April 4 before the date changed again.