Rio Ferdinand doesn’t think there is any possibility of Manchester United going anywhere close to the silverware either domestically or in Europe this season. The 40-year old, who featured for Manchester United more than 300 times in the Premiership, rates Manchester City and Liverpool as the two strongest sides in England at the moment.
“I will not be surprised if City met Liverpool in the final of the Champions League. That is how strong these two teams are this season.” Ferdinand was quoted saying by Goal.com.
Ferdinand also looked pretty disappointed with the situation of Manchester United who have not come to the party at all in the Premiership so far and are outside the top 5 at this stage. According to Ferdinand, if United doesn’t have to slip down any further and has to rise in the standings, they will have to change their approach and will have to raise their game.
There is currently a 16-point difference between the points’ tally of United and that of Liverpool which is the no. 1 team in the standings now taking over from City last week. The season is almost half-way through now and it looks virtually impossible for United to close this huge margin between them and the top 2 teams.