‘It has become a laughing stock’ – Rio Ferdinand slams United players after Brighton defeat

Rio Ferdinand has lashed out at the Manchester United squad after their pathetic 4-0 loss to Brighton on Saturday.

Speaking on his Vibe with Five podcast, the former United defender said: “There is no desire, there is no character, there is no intensity with what they are doing. There is no understanding of what their game plan is, either understanding of the game plan or respect for what they have been told to carry out.

“They are not willing to work for this manager. They are not willing to go out there and play for this shirt. They are in disarray and the whole place is in disarray. People have downed tools it seems.

“It has become a laughing stock at the place and that is the single most disheartening thing. We are football people and we love the game.

“[When] I am on my way to Manchester and I’m [in] the car and the man who is driving with me doesn’t even have a laugh about Man United or throw any banter my way. That tells me people are beyond laughing at us. That is where this situation is at and it is an absolute nightmare.”

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It is now mathematically impossible for United to qualify for the Champions League next season.

That’s how bad it has been this season.

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