Rio Ferdinand has pointed out the glaring deficiencies that are plaguing Manchester United at the moment. United suffered the ignominy of being dumped out of the group stage of the Champions League following 3-2 defeat at the hands of Wolfsburg on Tuesday night.
Former United defender Ferdinand has been very vocal in his criticism of the Red Devils and has states that the Premier League giants are lacking leaders to inspire them through important matches.
Ferdinand said on BT Sports: ‘’ it looks like people are loking around for each other rather than being the man to stand up himself to say: listen I am going to drag you through the forces, and in top teams you can see there is not only one ot two, thee is three or four of that type of players, and I don’t see that in United at the moment.’’
Ferdinand isn’t far from the truth, past United squad had leaders almost everywhere in the pitch, from the goal keeper (Edwin Van Der Saar, Peter Schmichael etc.) to defenders (Jaap Stam, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Gary Neville, Patrice Evra etc.) to Midfielders (Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Paul Ince, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs etc.) to strikers Olegunnar Solskjaer, Teddy Sheringham, Ruud Van Nistelroy etc.
This days we have Paddy McNair, Luke Shaw, Darmien, Lingard, Januzaj, Memphis Depay, Tyler Blackett are the quality of players available at United. Admittedly they are still young, but their inexperience is causing United more at the present though the future seems bright.
In the current United Squad, only Bastian Schweinsteiger has won the world cup, and played at the highest level, no other player in Manchester United aside from Rooney and Carrick has won the Champions League with the exception of the German.
Such low exposure came to the fold against Wolfsburg; a match United in the past could still have won.