It cannot be denied, Manchester United are in a crisis at the moment. The Red Devils just lost 2-0 at home to Burnley and there are no signs it’s about to get any better. Rio Ferdinand has pointed to the Liverpool board as a shining example of how things should be done.
One of the reasons it’s all gone so wrong at Old Trafford is the bizarre decision making at the top levels.
The Glazers and Ed Woodward have come in for heavy criticism from fans and pundits alike for how they’ve led the club into mediocrity.
United’s recruitment has been an unmitigated disaster in recent seasons.
Alexis Sanchez will go down as one of the most expensive flops in the division’s history and Harry Maguire is challenging him for the unwanted title.
Something has got to give, something has to change in the boardroom.
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Rio Ferdinand praised the Liverpool board for how they’ve handed recruitment, saying:
“You look at Liverpool and they are the team who everyone is aspiring to be at the moment.”
“That club don’t buy players because they are the best player in a certain position. They buy a player who is the best to fit in their system and will actually be in that system for a number of years.”
“It’s not a short-term fix, it’s longevity that they are looking for. But at United they have been finding stop-gaps and (Alexis) Sanchez is a great example.”
What RTK has to say
Rio isn’t wrong. The Reds have become the standard setters when it comes to recruitment.
Michael Edwards has helped identify bargain talents with the right personalities for our dressing room and Jürgen Klopp has moulded them into superstars.
At the minute United are taking a scattergun approach that is costing them dearly on and off the pitch.
Long may Ed Woodward reign, we’re enjoying our time back on our perch.