Rio Ferdinand believes the whole team has to be blamed for Manchester United’s draw against Burnley on Tuesday.
Like against Middlesbrough, Man United dominated Burnley for the majority of the game but failed to get their well-deserved win after failing to convert from a series of chances, though VAR played their parts.
Paul Pogba opened the scoring in the 19th minute with a beautiful strike, after Raphael Varane’s header had been ruled out because Harry Maguire was in an offside position during the set-piece.
A few minutes after Pogba’s first goal of the season, Manchester United got their lead doubled when Burnley’s skipper Ben Mee scored an own goal but that would be ruled out for offside.
The visitors started the second half with great intensity, something Manchester United didn’t bargain for and as a result, they conceded the equaliser, thanks to a shambolic defending from the likes of Harry Maguire.
The Red Devils had a few chances to restore their lead but failed to do so because they were not clinical enough, just as Maguire claimed after the match.
Rio Ferdinand believes the whole team needs to take responsibility after the draw and accuses them of not being capable of seeing games out regardless of which teams they come up against with.
“They are not performing consistently for a whole 90 minutes of a game.
“You don’t do that, whether it’s a team at the bottom of the league or top of the league you’ll get hurt.”
Harry Maguire was subjected to criticism after the game for some obvious reason and Ferdinand believes the Man United skipper is fond of making such sceptical displays.
Ferdinand added on Maguire: “There has been too many of those performances from him [Harry Maguire] this season.
“Whether that’s the hangover from the Euros, physically and mentally there hasn’t been the consistency you would expect from a player of his stature.”