Rio Ferdinand has said that Manchester United’s board will have to make some big decisions regarding the future of Jose Mourinho and some of the players after what was a miserable performance against West Ham.
Manchester United’s miserable start to the season continued this afternoon as they were punished for their lack of intensity by a West Ham side who had previously won just one game all season.
Goals from Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic, along with an own goal from Victor Lindelof capped off a horrible day in the capital for Jose Mourinho’s men who slipped to a 3-1 defeat, their third defeat of the season already.
Speaking after the game, former United and West Ham defender Rio Ferdinand said that the lack of intensity shown by the Red Devils today was nothing short of criminal, and will lead to discussions regarding the future of Jose Mourinho at the top level:
“As a footballer, your DNA is about hard work and effort. I didn’t see that today,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.
“I didn’t see them make two or three passes in succession – that’s criminal. I don’t see enough players working hard to say to the manager ‘this is my place in the team’. You’ve got to work hard and grind and Man Utd didn’t.
“There are some big decisions to be made at United now. There will be conversations at the top level, about the future of the manager and the squad, because the basics are not being done. There has to be something said.”