Former Manchester United hero Rio Ferdinand has said that he believes the club have gone into reverse since the new season began, as a series of struggling displays belied the optimism that surrounded the club during pre season, with the quotes from the ex-club captain reported by The Guardian.
Man Utd performed well in pre season, including a victory in the International Champions Cup, beating Liverpool in the final to win the tournament, but they have struggled since the Premier League kicked off for another season.
Louis van Gaal has yet to win a competitive game since his arrival in Manchester. A loss against Swansea City at home in their opening game has been followed by a pair of draws, including a goalless encounter against newly promoted team Burnley.
The lowest point came against MK Dons in the League Cup, when Van Gaal’s charges slumped to a staggering 4-0 loss against the League Two side.
Ferdinand, who returns to Old Trafford on Sunday with new club Queens Park Rangers, said: “I have to be honest, pre-season I was really excited for Man United.
“They looked really fit, really decisive, and looked like they had a good understanding of the system.
“But it was almost like a reversal once the season started.”