Ricardo swipe at Fergie
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ricardo completed a season-long loan switch to Racing Santander last month after failing to establish himself during his year at Old Trafford.
The arrival of Tim Howard pushed Ricardo further down the Red Devils pecking order and the international keeper had no hesitation in joining Racing.
He admits he is enjoying his time under Racing's rookie coach Lucas Alcaraz and feels the veteran Ferguson could pick up some useful hints from his youthful counterpart.
"There are a lot of differences between a young coach like Lucas Alcaraz and a veteran like Alex Ferguson," commented Ricardo.
"The truth is that I like the way Alcaraz works and the way he transmits what he wants to the team.
"I believe that Ferguson was a different type of manager."
Despite his fleeting appearances in the United side during his time in England, Ricardo insists it was a valuable learning experience but is satisfied to be back in his homeland.
He continued: "All was not lost with my year in Manchester. It was a year where I learnt a lot of things that helped me a lot now.
"I am very happy to return to La Liga. I have found a phenomenal team, I feel very well here.
"Racing appeared to be very serious when they explained to me why they would like me to return to Spain."