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Meet 2 Retired Players That Hated Manchester United And The Reason Why

Football without rivalry wouldn't be much fun to watch. That's almost what the game is all about. The Premier League has been one of the most competitive leagues in Europe for the past decade. We've seen clubs that made themselves and their players rivals. Let's meet two players who hated Manchester United and their reason for hating them.

1. Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard always gave it all for Liverpool when they played against Manchester United. During his years in the Premier League, Steven despised Manchester United. Their club rivalry was one of the biggest rivalries in the Premier League. He would never have joined Manchester United even if he had been offered to be the most paid player in the world.

Former Manchester United player Rafael da Silva said in an interview that Steven Gerrard called him and his twin brother Fábio Pereira da Silva stupid. The Englishman said "Those twins, they are stupid!". Steven Gerrard's hatred for Manchester United grew to such an extent that Manchester United fans hated him more than their next-door rivals, Manchester City.

2. Fernando Torres

During his time at Liverpool and even Chelsea, Fernando Torres was Manchester United's number one tormentor, their defenders admitted they hated playing against him. Between September 2008 and October 2009, Vidic was sent off in three consecutive games against Liverpool, with Torres his tormentor in chief. Torres' candle burned brightly but briefly in the Premier League. He was the league's most lethal striker for three seasons before hamstring injuries saw him lose that explosive spark.

But, how did Fernando Torres's 'hatred' for Manchester United grow? Manchester United offered Torres a chance to join the club three times, but the Spanish forward snubbed them, saying he would rather join Chelsea instead, and he did. Fernando Torres was the player Manchester United feared the most at Liverpool during his time, he always tormented their defenders.

Do you see Manchester United as the most hated top club in the Premier League?

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