Rio hits out at ‘nightmare’ Old Trafford display by Man Utd target

Date published: Thursday 29th October 2020 9:24

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Rio Ferdinand wasn’t at all impressed by what he saw from Man Utd target Dayot Upamecano as his RB Leipzig side lost 5-0 to the Red Devils on Wednesday night.

Super sub Marcus Rashford’s first Man Utd hat-trick inspired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to a statement win against last year’s Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig.

A week on from their deserved triumph at finalists Paris Saint-Germain, the Red Devils continued their 100 per cent start to Group H by securing a first home win of the season in some style.

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Rashford was the hero in the French capital and was key again on Wednesday, netting a treble off the bench as Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood also scored against Bundesliga leaders Leipzig.

Speaking about Rashford, Ferdinand said on BT Sport: “He’s on fire.

“The only way I can explain tonight’s little cameo was it was almost like being in the playground at school and the big boy, the sixth-former, comes and plays with the first years and just bullies everyone.

“Too quick, too strong and takes their dinner money. He did the lot tonight, he was head and shoulders above them.

“He made defenders who we were marvelling about before the game, who we saw last season play really well in the Champions League, he made them look like schoolboys tonight.”

However, he wasn’t impressed with Upamecano, who has been heavily linked with a move to Man Utd.

Ferdinand added: “This is about being ruthless but I thought Upamecano had a nightmare today.

“This is the ruthlessness. There was no doubt in your mind, once he went through there, the confidence he’s showing at the moment and just his intent of hitting the back of the net and getting amongst the goals.

“Game over. There’s a venom when he hits it like that.”


So Patrick Bamford got us thinking about absolutely random Premier League hat-trick goalscorers. Justice for “busy” Kevin Lisbie.

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