Rio Ferdinand explains what is stopping Man Utd from winning the title


United lost to Aston Villa before drawing at home to Everton.

Manchester United have picked up one point from their last two league matches (Picture: Getty)

Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United need to stop dropping points against teams outside of the top six before they can think about winning the Premier League title again. 

After winning four of their opening five Premier League matches, United suffered their first defeat of the season during the 1-0 loss at home to Aston Villa on September 25.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side dropped points again when they played host to Everton on Saturday, as they could only manage a 1-1 draw after a first-half Anthony Martial goal was cancelled out by an Andros Townsend strike.

Former United centre-back Ferdinand thinks that the club need to become ruthless against the smaller teams in order to challenge for the title. 

‘I just feel that these games is what we mentioned last season are hurting us, stopping us from contending for the Premier League and it’s creeping in this season already. We got away with it at Villarreal midweek, that was alarm bells there,’ he said on Vibe on Five.

‘We dropped points before that, we got beat by Aston Villa and then we dropped points against Everton.

Ferdinand believes that 'those teams get dismantled and sent back home.'

Ferdinand has called on United to be beating teams like Everton and Villa (Picture: Getty)

‘Villa and Everton, no disrespect to those teams but we should be winning those games, it’s not a given but if you want to win the league those teams get dismantled and sent back home.

‘If you’re sitting there four or five games ago you sit there thinking we could win the league this year, we’re looking good. But now you look at it and think were still getting the same type of results that messed us up last season, different personnel same results. 

The Red Devils will be looking to bounce back from the disappointment against Everton when they travel to struggling Leicester after the international break. 

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