Rio Ferdinand says he never knows what to expect from Manchester United
Rio Ferdinand voiced his concerns with Manchester United in reaction to the club’s latest defeat.
Elaborating on his problems with United, Ferdinand explained that he was frustrated at seeing a lack of a plan, laying the blame at both the coaching staff and the players.
Ferdinand said: “He’s (Solskjaer) had transfer windows had big money to spend, its not working.
“The biggest thing for me is I dont see a philosophy, I don’t see an identity.
“What are we? Confusion. I go into the game at the weekend and I don’t know what I am going to get. That can’t be right, it can’t be.
“Either the players are getting it and the coaching is not good enough or the players are not respectful enough and don’t fear anyone and are not doing it and saying ‘it’s not for me’.
“If the players aren’t doing it, get them out. There’s enough young kids at the club. There’s no repercussions it seems.”
No repercussions is a big issue
United supporters feel similarly to Ferdinand. It’s impossible not to. You just don’t know what to expect from one game to the next.
Sadly though the defeat to City was very easy to see coming, just like the Liverpool loss.
Just earlier this year United beat both teams, and yet in these two games the side were outclassed by an aggregate 7-0 scoreline.
While Ferdinand took his example to an extreme by saying United could get youngsters in who would implement the coaches’ instructions, Solskjaer has back-up players who are deserving of game time.
Players like Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw have been constantly selected despite terrible form.
The likes of Jesse Lingard and Donny van de Beek have not been given enough opportunities in their positions either.
There is a lot to be solved at United, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have blown his last chance to fix it at the weekend.
Ferdinand’s comments illustrate how pressure on the club is growing to act over the manager. The board are saying stubborn but could yet turn.
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