Ferdinand fumes that Shaw’s Man Utd criticism is "damning reflection" on team

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand says Luke Shaw’s interview after the defeat by Wolves on Monday night was “damning reflection” on the team.

United werebeaten 1-0 at Old Traffordas Joao Moutinho’s 82nd-minute strike from the edge of the box earned Wolves their first win at the stadium in 42 years.

The hosts struggled to create much against a resolute defence and came closest when Bruno Fernandes struck the bar from a cut-back.

Ralf Rangnick started the game with his customary 4-2-2-2 formation and his switch to a three-man defence after introducing Fernandes and Marcus Rashford off the bench was to no avail.

Defeat was United’s first in six games since Rangnick took charge, but Shaw’s post-match interview highlighted the extent of the problems the team are experiencing.

"We didn't put them under any pressure,” he told Sky Sports bluntly.

“We have to put more pressure on them, we have to have intensity. I didn't think we were all there together.

"You look at the players we have, we have unbelievable quality, but sometimes quality is not enough. We need to bring the intensity and more motivation.

"It looked like an easy game for them. It was a disappointing performance and result. We didn't have many options on the ball and we weren't on the front foot."

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Former United defender Ferdinand was extremely concerned by Shaw’s comments, which he believes do not reflect well on the players.

He tweeted: “For any team to be described like this is terrible….but by a player who participated it’s a damning reflection on the team!”

Rangnick’s arrival as interim boss was heralded by many pundits at the time, with the German expected to implement his distinctive style of play on the team.

But despite having a generous run of fixtures against Crystal Palace, Young Boys, Norwich, Newcastle, Burnley and Wolves, he is yet to convince.

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Although United edged possession against Wolves, they did little with the ball.

"I think that's a big part of our problem, we don't control enough of the games, and that's down to individuals but also the shape of the team,” Ferdinand said on his Vibe withFIVE YouTube channel.

"I think there's so much to improve on, there's individuals but also the team shape as at the moment it doesn't seem to be suiting certain players.

“Certain players aren't showing what they're about.”

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