Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has begged his club to seize the opportunity when they face Liverpool today, because losing is not an option.
Mufc sit 14th in the Premier League table after just two wins from their eight games, with Liverpool yet to drop points in the competition this season.
Reacting to the game on Facebook, Rio begged his former team to give their all against the league leaders and play like they know how important the game is.
His words, “As a player who comes into the club and who isn’t local you are quickly made aware what this game means to you once you have signed – everything,”
“You can’t lose, you leave everything on that pitch, you win your individual battles, you give their fans nothing to shout about, you send them back across the M62 in silence…I could go on!”
“But it’s about every single one of the squad understanding the importance of Man Utd vs Liverpool.
“You would see some new players, British or foreign, after a game sitting there wide eyed saying: I didn’t realise it was this mad & that the city gets so crazy leading up to the game.”
“Losing just isn’t an option and today that couldn’t apply more. The position Man Utd are in adds even more pressure on the players.
“The players have to see this game as a huge opportunity for themselves as individuals and as a team to be the catalyst for a bright new future by playing an important role in getting a win.
“Seize the opportunity should be the mentality going into this game. Go and do it.”