Ricardo bites back
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The French ace questioned the acquisition of the former Real Valladolid goalkeeper, who arrived at Old Trafford in August.
However, Ricardo claims that Barthez is nothing special.
"Barthez is just a regular goalkeeper like myself," said Ricardo.
"He's not God, he's only human. And Mr Ferguson knows we're only human and not perfect machines.
"Barthez is good and it is a great achievement to help win the World Cup. But he hasn't proved anything yet during his time at Manchester United.
"I know there have been some reports that Barthez has said he doesn't understand why Manchester United signed me.
"But it does not concern me. I am interested only in my career and family, not with other people.
"I came to Manchester to be the goalkeeper some day and I am not going to get nervous now because of his words."