Rio Ferdinand was left shocked when Actual Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti determined to drop Antonio Rudiger for Eder Militao of their match in opposition to Manchester Metropolis. Regardless of Rudiger’s wonderful efficiency in opposition to Erling Haaland final week, Ancelotti determined to bench him and reinstate Militao alongside David Alaba. Ferdinand questioned Ancelotti’s determination and expressed shock on the option to drop Rudiger. He stated that Rudiger had proven himself to be a defender able to coping with Haaland and that going in opposition to his instincts was a dangerous transfer. Nevertheless, Michael Owen tried to justify Ancelotti’s determination, arguing that Militao had been his go-to man all season. Joleon Lescott additionally expressed his satisfaction with the choice as he believed that Rudiger was too targeted on stopping Haaland and that Militao performed to his strengths. Regardless of this, followers have been left baffled by Ancelotti’s determination and a few even known as for his sacking. The match in opposition to Manchester Metropolis proved to be disastrous for Actual Madrid, with Metropolis profitable 4-0 and reserving their place within the Champions League closing.