Douglas Luiz Brushes Off Rio Ferdinand’s Mockery as Man United Edges Late Victory Over Aston Villa

Douglas Luiz Brushes Off Rio Ferdinand’s Mockery as Man United Edges Late Victory Over Aston Villa


Following Manchester United’s dramatic 2-1 win over Aston Villa, Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz found himself at the center of social media banter.

Former United star Rio Ferdinand playfully mocked Luiz’s celebration, but the midfielder responded with good humor.

On-Field Action:

Man United took the lead at Villa Park with Rasmus Hojlund’s fifth successive Premier League goal, capitalizing on Harry Maguire’s header.

Douglas Luiz equalized for Aston Villa in the second half, showcasing a distinctive celebration in front of the Holte End.

Ferdinand’s Mockery:

Former Man United defender Rio Ferdinand didn’t miss the chance to tease Douglas Luiz on social media.

Ferdinand shared an image of Luiz’s celebration on X, captioned with ‘U ok’ and several laughing emojis, poking fun at the Brazilian midfielder’s antics.

Luiz’s Light-hearted Response:

In a surprising turn of events, Douglas Luiz responded to Ferdinand’s mockery with a light-hearted spirit.

He assured Ferdinand that he’s doing well and attributed his celebration to the carnival season in Brazil, showcasing a sense of humor about the social media exchange.

Continued Banter:

The banter between Luiz and Ferdinand continued as the Brazilian midfielder’s response prompted a thumbs-up and fist emoji from Ferdinand, who added, ‘love it!’

The light-hearted exchange showcased the camaraderie even after on-field rivalries.

Ten Hag’s Perspective:

Man United’s manager Erik ten Hag acknowledged Luiz’s celebration but maintained that it wasn’t a focal point for the team.

Ten Hag suggested that whether Luiz’s antics fueled the players or not was irrelevant, emphasizing the team’s focus on their own performance.

Post-Match Drama:

After Man United’s late winner, Luiz’s frustration spilled onto the pitch as he trolled home fans by reminding them of the score.

The Danish forward, Hojlund, faced a furious response from Villa supporters as he was substituted in stoppage time.

Champions League Implications:

Man United’s 2-1 victory over Aston Villa has significant implications in the race for Champions League football.

The win narrowed the gap to fifth-placed Aston Villa to five points, with Unai Emery’s side slipping out of the top four over the weekend. Tottenham now holds a one-point lead after their 2-1 home win against Brighton.

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