Louis van Gaal has been heavily criticised by large portions of the Manchester United fanbase, and footballing world at times this season, but he could still leave a long-lasting legacy, according to one of the greats of the game; Rio Ferdinand.
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Manchester United have certainly had an up and down season, but there have been a few players who have constantly played excellent. One man who has done superbly is Chris Smalling, and recently, he has been compared to one of the clubs best centre-backs; Rio Ferdinand.
Manchester United have been struggling for large parts of the campaign this term, so much so that Louis van Gaal’s side were dumped out of the Champions League and into the Europa League for a third place finish in their group.
Manchester United Football Club have certainly struggled at times this season, with Louis van Gaal’s side playing some extremely dull football. Rio Ferdinand reckons our style of play is the main reason why the fans are unhappy with the Iron Tulip, and its hard to disagree with him.
Manchester United put in a significantly better performance against Stoke City last night, but that hasn’t stopped Rio Ferdinand suggesting United should get rid of Louis van Gaal and bring someone new in now that Guardiola to City is confirmed.
Manchester United are rapidly falling down the Premier League table at the moment, with Louis van Gaal’s side struggling to find the back of the net whatsoever. Rio Ferdinand has had his say on the situation, and says it all comes back to the managers ability to not get the best out of our strikers.
Manchester United have a whole host of club legends, and several players who have won everything there is to win at this prestigious football club. One of those men is Rio Ferdinand, and he has released his all-time Manchester United XI, of players he has played alongside.
Manchester United Football Club made a bold move in the transfer market when the club sanctioned a huge £38million to bring Anthony Martial to Old Trafford. The striker was relatively unknown until about a month ago, and that has now changed dramatically.
Manchester United paid £29million for Rio Ferdinand way back in 2002, and he went on to become one of the finest defenders we’ve ever seen grace the colours of United throughout the club’s history. Today, at 36, Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from professional football.
Manchester United lost two iconic figures in the shape of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic this summer, and the hunt for their replacements have already begun. That replacement could yet come from closer to home as many expect though.