Rio Ferdinand has ripped into his former club and its manager, saying that looking from the outside, there is too much negativity coming out of Manchester United.
The defender played with distinction for Manchester United during the most successful period in club club’s history, so has a pretty good idea about the world of football.
Since Rio’s playing days, United’s fortunes has somewhat declined, failing to add to their haul of 20 League titles and three Champions League crowns since they last won the Premier League back in 2013.
However, despite finishing 19 points behind Man City last season, the 2017/18 campaign was actually the best for the Red Devils in terms of both points and League position since that 2013 title win, but to listen to Jose Mourinho speak this summer, you would be forgiven that the club was in turmoil.
The Portuguese has complained about a lack of players and a lack of signings this summer, and United’s former number 5 is sick of hearing it:
“There’s too much negativity coming out of Manchester United at the moment,’ said Ferdinand.
“When you are part of a squad and you hear a lot of negativity and no positive sounds coming out of the person that is running your club — sitting on the outside it doesn’t bode well.”