Ferdinand picks out five Man Utd transfer mistakes

Date published: Thursday 23rd January 2020 10:31 - Joe Williams

Rio Ferdinand has named five players that Manchester United should never have signed after the club suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Burnley on Wednesday night.

Goals from Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez secured a famous victory for the Clarets as they secured their first victory at Old Trafford since 1962.

Despite two back-to-back defeats, Man Utd still hold onto fifth position in the Premier League but the fans voiced their displeasure at full-time.

Ferdinand, who had urged the club to appoint his former United team-mate Solskjaer as permanent boss after his outstanding spell as caretaker, believes United’s problems run deeper than just the manager.

Ferdinand told BT Sport: “Since that point (Solskjaer’s permanent appointment) it has been a really rocky road.

“The problem is it is not one area of the club, it’s everything that needs pulling together and it will take someone coming in with a vision to make that happen.

“Whether that person is in the building at the moment or not I don’t know. The recruitment over the last seven years, (Marcos) Rojo, Falcao, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Matteo) Darmian, (Memphis) Depay, were these players ever Man Utd players really?

“Who is buying these players? Even now, you look at the team, £600million or so spent and probably the four most impressive players this season have been homegrown.

“That speaks volumes about the recruitment and how shoddy it has been.”


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