Rio Ferdinand attributes part of Manchester United’s success during his 12-year tenure to the PlayStation game SOCOM. While Sir Alex Ferguson led with authority, he allowed players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney to unwind on the way, to games by playing the tactical shooter.
Ferdinand believes SOCOM fostered team unity, contributing to a winning culture. The camaraderie extended beyond the club, with players like Ferdinand and Ben Foster engaging in the game even during international duty.
They even incorporated a celebration dedicated to SOCOM after scoring against Manchester City in 2006.
The game, a common thread in their shared experiences, played a unique role in shaping the team dynamics and fostering a sense of camaraderie.