- Rio Ferdinand claims former Manchester United are in crisis
- The Red Devils are currently eighth in the Premier League table
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Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand claims the Red Devils are in crisis.
Ferdinand, 44, launched an impassioned tirade ahead of their Premier League clash with Fulham.
Erik ten Hag’s side came into the game at Craven Cottage after defeating Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup.
The Red Devils also suffered a major defeat to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in their last league match, with Ferdinand revealing that people are starting to question Ten Hag.
Speaking on TNT Sports ahead of United’s clash with the Cottagers, the ex-England defender said: ‘In times like these, when it’s a crisis – I believe this is a crisis now – it’s not about the performance, it’s about getting three points on the board.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand claims the club is in crisis
The Red Devils currently sit eighth in the league, having won just five games so far
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‘That is what counts. You can’t play well and get beat and expect people to have your back. You have to get the results and the performance later.”
Ferdinand also claims that it is the first time in Ten Hag’s term that people have started to doubt him.
‘This is the first time in his term of office, Erik ten Hag, that he has been questioned. It’s the first week that I think people are really questioning him,” he continued.
“I think the club and everything else is questioning his tenure here, which has been difficult, but personally all eyes are on him. What are you going to do now?
‘Are you going to turn the tide? He now has big questions to answer.”
The Red Devils currently sit eighth in the Premier League, having won just five times from ten games this season.
Ten Hag’s side suffered a huge blow ahead of the match when Marcus Rashford was excluded from Manchester United’s selection for Fulham due to injury, while Raphael Varane was back on the bench for Jonny Evans.
Rashford did not train yesterday and underwent a fitness test ahead of the match but did not make the team.
The former Red Devils star believes that people are starting to doubt Erik ten Hag
The Red Devils come into the confrontation with Fulham after a defeat against Newcastle United
With eight defeats in fifteen games, it was their worst start to the season since 1962/63. Although they are just two places behind sixth-placed Newcastle, United are already eight points behind the top four this weekend.
Injuries have plagued United all season, especially at full-back, and the ongoing takeover saga has done little to create a calm environment.
The pressure on the manager is increasing, but Ten Hag says he will not succumb to the pressure of managing Manchester United.
The Old Trafford boss is facing criticism from all sides but insists he is the man to put things right.
IT’S ALL GOING OFF!