Rio Ferdinand could not believe Man Utd board ‘allowed’ five transfers to go through

Ferdinand believes that several of Manchester United’s transfer decisions under their previous managers after Sir Alex Ferguson were grave errors.

According to Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United has suffered as a result of allowing five of his former teammates to leave Old Trafford.

After finishing in the top four and making it to the championship games of both domestic cup tournaments, Erik ten Hag’s debut season was mainly positive. Despite the fact that their Carabao Cup victory was only their fourth trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson left, he seems to have United headed in the right direction.

Ferdinand, a member of the 2013 championship team, claims that the club “messed up” in the transfer window under former managers David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.

The former England defender cited the departures of Jonny Evans, Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez, Rafael, and Fabio Da Silva, all of whom participated in the Premier League this season, as major errors.

They were Manchester United’s lifeblood; they all came up through the ranks; they were all United guys, and that was also lost, according to Ferdinand, speaking to Vibe With Five.


“That was part of the foundation upon which the club had previously been erected; individuals who would graduate from the school were essential to all Man United stood for.

In his first summer at Old Trafford, Van Gaal traded Welbeck, an England international at the time, to rivals Arsenal. While the United manager stated it was due of his goal scoring record, he was substituted out to make place for Radamel Falcao, who had just been signed on loan.


After a strong season with Brighton, Ferdinand says Welbeck is still talented enough to play for Old Trafford today, nine years later. However, Ferdinand considers Evans’ departure to West Brom for barely £6 million the following season to be the “biggest travesty.”


He ought to have been prevented from leaving the club. When we all departed, he was the best center-half at the team. Don’t get me wrong, Smalling has had a fantastic career, but Jonny Evans is a better player.

Hernandez, a Mexican striker, played on loan for Real Madrid for the 2014–15 campaign before departing permanently for Bayer Leverkusen the following summer after failing to satisfy Van Gaal.

Only a few months after David Moyes permitted twin brother Fabio to move to Cardiff, three-time title winner Rafael also moved for Lyon during the same transfer window.

Ferdinand continued, “What they did at Man United, they could’ve done that for the rest of their careers.”





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