Rio Ferdinand slams 'embarrassing' Manchester United after Liverpool hammering
Rio Ferdinand is the latest former Manchester United player to grill the club after last night’s embarrassing 4-0 defeat against Liverpool.
Ralf Rangnick’s side couldn’t lay a glove on Jurgen Klopp’s team at Anfield and the Red Devils looked beaten as soon as they arrived on Merseyside.
Despite still being in the race for Champions League qualification, United showed no fight to compete with their fierce rivals.
United’s former centre-back Ferdinand has spoke about the latest chastening evening on his VIBE with FIVE podcast.
Ferdinand said: “How have Manchester United fallen off like this? The fall from grace is unheralded – it’s never been seen before at this rate – it’s alarming.
“But we’ve seen it coming. It’s embarrassing. It’s gone from being angry at the beginning to now being really sad about it.
“People keep on saying ‘it’s Man United’, but that Man United isn’t here now, there’s a big, big rebuild [needed].”
The pundit spoke about Erik ten Hag coming to Old Trafford and being the next manager tasked with getting the club back where it belongs.
Ferdinand added: “He’s got to be Einstein to come and change the fortunes of this club.”
Manchester United have five Premier League games left before the season finishes and Paul Scholes wants the ‘unrecognisable’ club to finish eighth to give ten Hag a clean slate and no European football to contend with next season.
In the two Premier League games against Liverpool this season, the Red Devils were beaten 9-0 on aggregate.
Commenting on how far United are off from competing, Ferdinand said: “That shows you how far behind Manchester United are. I knew we were far behind anyway, but that absolutely just put the nail in the coffin.
“It’s depressing. Even for the new fella coming in, this is a hard job with it a lot to do.
“It isn’t just going to be him that changes things, he needs good people around him. A culture needs to be created, there needs to be fear.