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Rio Ferdinand says one Man Utd player 'shouldn't be at the club' after Man City defeat

Rio Ferdinand says one Man Utd player 'shouldn't be at the club' after Man City defeat

Ferdinand was brutally honest.

Rio Ferdinand believes one Manchester United player "shouldn't be at the club" after losing to Manchester City.

United lost 3-1 to City in the 192nd Manchester derby on Sunday.

Marcus Rashford gave United an unexpected lead with a stunning effort in the opening stages, but a Phil Foden brace and a late Erling Haaland strike condemned Erik ten Hag's side to a second consecutive league defeat.

United were poor and spent much of the game camped inside their own penalty area, but many fans expected City to win by a greater margin than 3-1.

Ten Hag was unable to call upon several key players due to injury, including central defenders Lisandro Martinez and Harry Maguire.

Veteran defender Jonny Evans came into the starting XI to make his 17th Premier League start of the season after returning to the club last summer.

The 36-year-old left Old Trafford in 2015, but he was brought back to provide defensive cover and experience.

Nobody expected him to play as much as he has this term, including his former teammate Rio Ferdinand.

The United legend has been impressed by Evans, although he doesn't think he should be playing for the club.

Jonny Evans returned to United last summer (Image: Getty)
Jonny Evans returned to United last summer (Image: Getty)

"I didn’t expect him to come in and play as many games, and I didn’t expect him to do as well as he’s done," Ferdinand said on his FIVE podcast.

"But he hasn’t put a foot wrong, it’s crazy. He’s good with the ball, he’s probably good with the younger players. He’ll probably go into coaching after.

"He wouldn’t have expected to play as many games but listen, the way he’s going it wouldn’t surprise me if he got a new contract, if not there then definitely somewhere else.

"But really, as well as he’s done and as much as I admire him as a professional, he really shouldn’t be at Man United.

"It just shows you where they are. He shouldn’t be being asked to come in and play and chase [Erling] Haaland around. That’s not what the top clubs are doing nowadays."

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Topics: Manchester United, Manchester City, Premier League, Football, Rio Ferdinand