‘These three Manchester United players gave us false hope’ – Rio Ferdinand

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has told the club to forget about winning the league in the coming years, as a lot of rebuilding needs to be done at the club.

According to Ferdinand, he was confident United would challenge for top honours this season, after the summer arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, but he now knows better, given the team’s current struggles. 

Ferdinand said on Vibe with Five: “The hype of those signings hyped me up, hyped all the United fanbase up.

“But reality has to come and bite and you’ve got to sit back and say where are we really at?

“United aren’t in a place to win and challenge for trophies, that’s it – the big trophies, Champions League and Premier League.

“I just feel that sometimes you have to accept where you are. Man United have lived off past successes for too long. This isn’t the Man United of 12-15 years ago. Man United historically should be challenging but where they are now, no.”