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Rio Ferdinand Says Just ONE Man United Signing Has Improved At The Club In The Last 10 Years

Nasir Jabbar

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Rio Ferdinand Says Just ONE Man United Signing Has Improved At The Club In The Last 10 Years

Rio Ferdinand has ruthlessly hit out at Manchester United's recruitment and claims only one signing in the last 10 years has improved at the club. 

​Man United slumped to yet another defeat in the Premier League over the weekend, losing 1-0 at Everton in a crushing blow to their pursuit of Champions League qualification. 

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Image: PA

Dissecting the loss, Ferdinand took aim at his old side's recruitment and highlighted the structural issues. 

He also went onto say that Bruno Fernandes is the only signing in the past decade that has improved after moving to Old Trafford. 

On his YouTube show, the former Red Devils defender exclaimed: "I just feel that, when you look at it, Man United - you can talk about training grounds and all that stuff - but please, you’ve got to get the football stuff right.

"You’ve got to get the culture at the football club right, you’ve got to get the players that you recruit right.

"And if you look at the players that have been coming to this football club for the last eight or 10 years, if you were going to do a list of all of them on paper, how many of these players have come to this football club and actually grown in value or got better?"

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Image: PA

When Fernandes was mentioned as the only Man United signing to improve at the club, he replied: "I would 100 per cent agree with that.

"I don’t know any others that have come and you actually go, 'Oh he’s actually miles better! We’ll get more money for him now!' There’s none.

"And that goes down to coaching, that goes down to recruitment, and so those areas need to be improved drastically for us to be able to improve.

"Because you could go in and buy three or four players this window, but if we’re going to continue in the same vein as what was before, those players that you bring in are going to be declining rather than getting better and improving your team - so that needs to be changed."​

Even Fernandes is struggling this term. He's been unable to replicate his prolific form from last season into this campaign. 

Man United, who are seventh in the league, have seven league games left of the season to try and grab a top four spot. 

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Topics: Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United, Football, Bruno Fernandes

Nasir Jabbar
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