Rio Ferdinand thinks Manchester United need to “build on” their 2-2 draw against Arsenal on Wednesday night.
The Red Devils had to come from behind twice in the match through Anthony Martial and then Jesse Lingard to get back on level terms.
The result means that United are now eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, while they are 18 points adrift of leaders Manchester City.
When asked about the gap between the Red Devils and the top four, Ferdinand said on BT Sport: “There is a big difference in class.
“But it wasn’t this game that showed us that.
“We knew that coming into this game because Liverpool and Man City, I think, are a cut above the rest in this league. Everyone else is in the chasing pack.
“Man United, they’re in eighth at the moment and looking at the league table isn’t a pretty sight at all, as a Man United fan, and the supporters won’t be happy with that.
“But the players need to build on this, they started the game with some form of intensity.
“They got a decent result against a team that are in form – Arsenal. So that’s something to build on.
“You’ve got to take the positives from somewhere and that’s the job of the management to say: ‘Right, there were certain things we can take positives from, then build on it.’”