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“The geezer's output has been phenomenal’ –Ferdinand defends Fernandes

Monday18 January 2021 | 18:38
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Manchester United midfielder did not pull off a satisfying display in the clean sheet match against Liverpool.

Rio Ferdinand

was quick to defend

Bruno Fernandes

after his poor performance in

Manchester United

’s draw against

Liverpool

on Sunday.

The Portugal international has always been admired in Manchester United, and he was also rewarded for the fourth time for Premier League Player of the Month.

He was anticipated to have a great influence in the clash against the Reds but failed to deliver, with his passing accuracy down at 58 percent.

The 26-year-old pushed for a winner in the second half but was stopped by Reds shot-stopper Alisson.

Although it was a below-par display, Ferdinand believes they should give Fernandes a break regarding his record since arriving only last January.

They looked off but we’re top of the league so I always look at it like that,

” Ferdinand said. “Y

eah, there might be players off form, but if you’re still nicking results and you’re still winning and you’re still in a healthy position, that’s not a bad thing. 

“If we played this game and had zero shots on target and we looked like we had no threat at all, then I’d be a little bit concerned.

“But, listen, you can’t talk about [Bruno]. I wouldn’t say Bruno’s looked off recently. The geezer’s output has been phenomenal.”

Manchester United are sitting top of the

Premier League

table, two points above

Manchester City

and

Leicester City

, making Ferdinand satisfied with the outcome.

If I look at it as a player, when I played, I’d have taken a 0-0 before the game,

" he said. "

I think the players, Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer], before the game would have sat there and said, 'If we get a 0-0 we’ll take that, we’re still top of the league and we’ll just build on it.

“So, I think they’ll be quietly satisfied with what they did. They didn’t pull up any trees, didn’t play particularly well, but we didn’t play bad and we didn’t look like a team inferior to the other, which was a good sign for confidence going forward.”


source: SportMob