Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has stated that the club can’t win any trophy this season because of their shaky defense.
Asked if the defense was good enough to launch a European challenge, Ferdinand said: “No, they aren’t and they won’t be.
“They haven’t bought anyone in who is going to change that. They’ve got a Superman (David de Gea) in goal. If he’s not in goal I don’t know what would’ve happened over the last four years. The guys in front of him, there are inconsistencies every week.
“You can’t build a defence on people that aren’t going to be reliable. And then when people are in there they haven’t performed.
“Has (Victor) Lindelof worked? No. Has (Eric) Bailly worked? No. (Chris) Smalling and (Phil) Jones haven’t kicked on, given the potential they showed when they first came through the door.”
The team current forms shows that they have won three of their first five league matches with only one clean sheet.
Speaking on Marcus Rashford’s place in the squad, Rio Ferdinand believes the youngster needs a regular place in the team’s attack.
According to Rio Ferdinand: “I look at it from Rashford’s point of view.
“If I am sitting there as Marcus Rashford and someone says to me, ‘Do you think your manager believes in you as his main, best striker and that he will build his team around you?’ I would say, ‘No. Because I am not starting every game.’
“You ask any player. Coming on as a sub — that means nothing.”