Rio Ferdinand lays into ‘unprofessional’ Man United

Date published: Thursday 23rd November 2017 9:01

Rio Ferdinand accused Manchester United of “lacking professionalism” as they slumped to a 1-0 loss at Basel in the Champions League.

The defeat in Switzerland is unlikely to prevent Jose Mourinho’s side reaching the last-16 stage – although Roy Keane still thinks they can compete to win the trophy.

But it was still a setback to the Red Devils and their Portuguese boss.

And former United captain Ferdinand criticised the display, particularly the second-half showing which followed a promising start from the visitors.

Ferdinand said on BT Sport: “It’s what you wouldn’t really associate with a Jose Mourinho team – and that’s lacking professionalism.

“I think second half they lacked that discipline.

“How many times, wave after wave of attack getting beyond the Manchester United midfield – it just wasn’t good enough second half.”

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