Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has shared what he thinks the Purple Devils have to do following their hammering in opposition to arch-rivals Liverpool on March 5.
Erik ten Hag’s aspect misplaced 7-0 at Anfield within the Premier League on Sunday (March 5). Gody Gakpo, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez bagged breaces whereas Roberto Firmino added one other to safe a large win for Liverpool.
It was actually an embarrassing loss for Manchester United, their worst league defeat in 92 years. Ferdinand acknowledged the identical however urged the gamers to maneuver on and put within the work to get better from the loss. On his YouTube channel, the previous centre-back stated (through Metro):
“We’ve been pulverised. That was a bloodbath. An absolute bloodbath at Anfield. That’s all you may name it. The gamers will probably be feeling embarrassed. (Erik) ten Hag, man … If I used to be him, the group would know I might be upset, however one of many details could be don’t let this derail your season now.”
“You come again in tomorrow; you get again to work; you take a look at what went fallacious, and you then go to Southampton at Outdated Trafford. You just be sure you give the followers one thing to shout about after the embarrassment right here at Anfield. All of you, sit there, and let that feeling sink in about how embarrassing and the way unhealthy it feels.”
Ferdinand burdened that Manchester United gamers have to ensure that the Liverpool loss does not have an effect on their upcoming outcomes. He stated:
“We have to realise that (it received’t outline our marketing campaign), that’s what we’re having, an enormous debrief tomorrow (Monday) concerning the sport, about what went fallacious.”
“We will’t let one end result derail our entire season as a result of I feel we’re in a extremely good place, and I feel that is one other hurdle that we have to go over, and us, as a group, we’ll climb over that, and I feel we’ll bounce again positively on Thursday evening (in opposition to Actual Betis). I’m positive of that.”
Manchester United’s upcoming fixtures after Liverpool defeat
The Purple Devils will subsequent function within the UEFA Europa League Spherical of 16 after they host Actual Betis on March 9 within the first leg.
They may then host Southampton within the Premier League three days later earlier than travelling to Betis for the second leg of their Spherical of 16 tie on March 16.
Manchester United are third within the Premier League, 14 factors behind leaders Arsenal with a sport in hand. Liverpool, in the meantime, are fifth, seven factors behind Ten Hag’s aspect.