Manchester United midfielder did not pull off a satisfying display in the clean sheet match against Liverpool.
was quick to defend
after his poor performance inManchester United
’s draw againstLiverpool
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 thePremier League
table, two points aboveManchester 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.”