Ferdinand and Scholes take aim and rip into Man United players after 3-1 West Ham loss
Manchester United legends Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes have slammed the players after the dismal defeat to West Ham at the weekend.
After another terrible week at Old Trafford in which Jose Mourinho has fallen out with Paul Pogba and getting knocked out by Derby in the Carabao Cup, the Red Devils needed a good performance against the Hammers to get their season back on track.
But West Ham took an early lead at the London Stadium as summer signing Felipe Anderson turned home Pablo Zabaleta’s cross. United found themselves 2-0 behind at half-time after Victor Lindelof’s own goal just before the break and Marko Arnautovic put the game to bed less than three minutes after Marcus Rashford pulled one back after being played through by Mark Noble.
And Ferdinand and Scholes tore into United’s players after the defeat and questioned their attitude and fight.
‘As a football player, part of your DNA is hard work and effort. Today I didn’t see that,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport.
‘When you come to a place like this you’ve got to put your opponent under pressure.
‘Chelsea came here and had 70 per cent possession. One player made 180 passes. I’d be surprised if United had 180 passes combined.
‘It’s criminal from United, you’ve got to work hard. There’s no passion to work hard. ‘I don’t see enough players working hard. That’s the problem. You’ve got to grind, work hard, they didn’t.
‘But credit to West Ham, they played superbly.’
Here is what we think.
It was not the best week for United and Mourinho will now be feeling even more pressure after seeing his players seemingly give up against West Ham in a must win fixture.