RIO Ferdinand has said comments from Cristiano Ronaldo that the Portuguese forward did not speak to him during Manchester United's Champions League-winning season were "unbelievable".
Both Ronaldo and the now-retired Ferdinand were key players for United when the Old Trafford club completed a Premier League and Champions League double in the 2007/08 season.
Ronaldo is now at Real Madrid and it was suggested to him during a press conference ahead of a last-16 Champions League tie against Roma on Wednesday that his perceived lack of closeness with current team-mates Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale could affect the Spanish club's chances.
"At Manchester United I won the Champions League and I didn’t speak with (Rio) Ferdinand, (Ryan) Giggs or (Paul) Scholes. We said hello to each other and that was it," Ronaldo said.
Ferdinand, in his role as a BT Sport television pundit during Chelsea's Champions League loss away to Paris St Germain on Tuesday, jokingly replied: "He's gone off me.
"He used to live next door to me. Unbelievable.
"I actually used to take the mick out of him in the changing rooms, I think he's got the hump. He used to come in in tight jeans and we used to murder