Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has taunted Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez over his rant against Sir Alex Ferguson. Benitez blew his top last month over Manchester United boss Fergie's claims that his team may not be able to handle the pressure of leading the title race.

Defender Ferdinand, 30, said: "He fell into the hole. That's something big in football, the psychology."

United winger Ryan Giggs reckons Liverpool blew it while his team were playing at the Club World Cup.

He said: "We had to go to Tokyo - but no-one capitalised."