Rio Ferdinand gives his thoughts on Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Rio Ferdinand has given his thoughts on Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield, labelling David de Gea as the best keeper in the world whilst pointing towards his former side’s shortcomings in midfield.

The Spaniard made a mind-boggling save from Joel Matip’s low close range drive in the first half, somehow getting his left boot to a point blank shot.

But his teammates further up the pitch struggled to replicate the attacking potency that has hallmarked the early stages of Man United’s campaign, with their only chance coming for Romelu Lukaku in the first half.

And Ferdinand took to social media to heap praise on De Gea whilst noting that Jose Mourinho notably missed the influence of Paul Pogba.


The first point he makes hardly seems to be beyond dispute. You could sense that a moment would a arise where De Gea would be needed and he didn’t disappoint.

Ferdinand’s next two observations are essentially two sides of the same coin. United were outnumbered in midfield and, with Pogba and Marouane Fellaini injured, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera couldn’t generate much forward momentum whatsoever, battling hard but never really breaking through the lines.

Mourinho will just hope that his current absentees return to action sooner rather than later with games against Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea coming up.

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