Ex-Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has come out to say that the current team lacks leaders.
He recently revealed that Bruno Fernandes is one of the very few leaders Ole can boast of right now.
According to him, the pressure that has been building on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would’ve been reduced if there were characters in the team that had what what it takes to compete with the elite for major honours.
He added that Bruno Fernandes is a fantastic player, not just in terms if output but in actual character to get Mufc through difficult stages.
His words, “There are different types of leaders – there are people who are vocal and organised, when the ball is out of play they are organising and getting in the right positions on the pitch.
“That’s one type of leader. Another is like a Steven Gerrard, who organises by going out and playing and leading by example.
“There are very different kinds of leaders in the game and I don’t think Manchester United have enough leaders in general across the board.
“He [Fernandes] falls into the category of leading by example, of going out and putting in goals and creating loads of chances.
“He is a fantastic player – 31 goal involvements now in 33 games. They need more of that type, not just in terms if output but in actual personalities and characters to get them through difficult stages.”
“You’re playing at United because you’re expected to break these teams down, you’re expected to run back, you’re expected to roll your sleeves up. That’s what characters at Manchester United are about.
“I don’t see men out there. I don’t see guys you want to be in the trenches with, guys you trust. Alex Ferguson always used to make the point that you need courage to be a Manchester United player – wanting the ball when you don’t really want it.
“Bravery doesn’t necessarily mean nailing somebody. Bravery means wanting possession, fans on your back, courage to pass the ball forward. We saw United players taking the easy option. They have to do better.”
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