“ It seems like a team just got together … is the coach giving the players the correct information? ”: Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand criticizes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team for Liverpool’s sad defeat and questions the lack of identity.
- Rio Ferdinand couldn’t hide his fury when Man United lost 5-0 to rival Liverpool
- Ferdinand tweeted during the match and said it was ‘men versus boys’
- The United legend later discussed the damning result on his podcast show Five.
- Ferdinand suggests his old club no longer has an identity to lean on
Rio Ferdinand has come out with all his weapons after Manchester United’s humiliating 5-0 loss to archrival Liverpool and questioned whether the club already has an identity.
Ferdinand was watching together with millions of people around the world as United were painfully ripped apart by a heavily rotated Liverpool side, and entered the break four goals behind and the game out of sight.
For most of the match, Ferdinand expressed his opinion via Twitter on social media, although now he has spoken of the match in its entirety through his Five podcast.
Rio Ferdinand has come out with all his weapons after Manchester United’s humiliating home defeat
Liverpool rioted at Old Trafford and put the game to bed before the half-time whistle
Speaking together with his brother Anton, Ferdinand reflected: ‘It was a shame. I was there, Manchester City beat us 6-1 at home. But we had an identity to turn to in a couple of weeks.
“This is the problem for this team, they are struggling to find an identity and who they are.
‘These are the questions, when you watch the game, you think’ what are we? ‘
‘Is the coach giving the players the correct information? And if so, are the players not taking the information?
“That’s what the coach needs to get to the bottom of because right now it looks like a freshly assembled team.”
Many former United players turned experts have been reluctant to criticize former teammate Solskjaer and the complex work he has on his hands, but Ferdinand was quick to question the training methods.
He added: ‘They seem like a team that you see and think’ are they well trained? ‘,’ Are they assimilating the information?
Today they will feel ashamed. Your pride. They will have to have big meetings, they will have to talk.
Ferdinand knows what it’s like to be at the end of a great loss, but insists that his side had an identity
“It is very disappointing and not a good place to be as a Man United fan. The best teams all had an identity and they all know who they are. ”
The result leaves United in seventh place on the table with Solskjaer’s work now under intense scrutiny.
Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has become the favorite to take over at Old Trafford should Solskjaer receive the ax, while former Real Madrid player Zinedine Zidane is also linked.