Rio Ferdinand reacts to 'Ole out' calls after Manchester United draw with Everton

Rio Ferdinand has urged Manchester United fans not to panic amid an indifferent start to the season.

Ferdinand was speaking after Manchester United’s draw with Everton. It was the third year in a row the Toffees have held Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at Old Trafford.

United have won only two of the last six matches in all competitions.

Pressure is mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with United fans expecting a title challenge this season. Ferdinand believes this is still within reach.

told his Vibe With Five podcast: “One thing I would say, it’s not the time to panic.

“This isn’t a time to start calling for Ole’s head etc, because they [United] are still within touching distance at the top, they’ve still got an opportunity to mount a threat and contend for the league.”

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Still in the mix, for now

United fans are rightly impatient. Failure to win the title would mean this season would become the eighth since 2013.

The last trophy came in 2017, and early elimination from the Carabao Cup has reduced United’s chances of success.

But at the same time, United are just two points off the top of the Premier League table.

No team has get clicked into gear and there is time for Solskjaer and United to get it right.

The worry comes from the fact that the fixtures played so far have been on the softer side and United have not made the most of them.

Tough games are upcoming against fellow title contenders Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City over the next few weeks, with Leicester, Tottenham, and Arsenal games in there too, along with the ongoing Champions League battle.

If United are adrift at the end of this run, and the Champions League campaign takes a turn for the worse, then it really will be time to worry.

Manchester United’s next 10 fixtures after the international break

  1. Leicester City (A)

    Saturday October 16, 3pm, Premier League

  2. Atalanta (H)

    Wednesday October 20, 8pm, Champions League

  3. Liverpool (H)

    Sunday October 24, 4.30pm, Premier League

  4. Tottenham (A)

    Saturday October 30, 5.30pm, Premier League

  5. Atalanta (A)

    Tuesday November 2, 8pm, Champions League

  6. Manchester City (H)

    Saturday November 6, 12.30pm, Premier League

  7. Watford (A)

    Saturday November 20, 3pm, Premier League

  8. Villarreal (A)

    Tuesday November 23, 5.45pm, Champions League

  9. Chelsea (A)

    Sunday November 28, 4.30pm, Premier League

  10. Arsenal (H)

    Tuesday November 30, 8pm, Premier League

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