Ferdinand believes he’d be "f***ing unbelievable" in role Man Utd need

Former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand has insisted that he believes he would be “f***ing unbelievable” in a role that the Premier League giants desperately need help in.

Ferdinand spent 12 years with the Red Devils after a record-breaking transfer move from Leeds United, winning six Premier League titles.

But his former club are far from those glory days, with United having failed to finish top of the division since legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

In fact, they have not won a major trophy since Jose Mourinho was sacked at the end of 2018, with current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coming under increased pressure for that lack of silverware.

One of the main criticisms that has been aimed at Solskjaer and the current hierarchy in place is the lack of experienced footballing knowledge.

John Murtough is currently football director while Ferdinand’s former United team-mate Darren Fletcher is filling the role of technical director.

But since Fletcher’s appointment to that job, United’s fortunes have taken a downturn, with the Red Devils recently going four successive Premier League games without a win.

Though Solskjaer has since guided his side to two consecutive victories, questions are surfacing about his suitability for the job.

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Questions are also being asked of the United hierarchy, who have built a squad that contains a major weakness in central midfield.

And Ferdinand believes that he can one day thrive in a technical director role, having held discussions over the possibility of taking that job at United in 2019.

“Maybe one day if the right opportunity came. I think I’d be f***ing unbelievable at it,” Ferdinand told The Athletic.

“It’s not a given. Being a good player doesn’t mean you’re gonna be a good manager, and technical director is exactly the same. There are different attributes you need.

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“You have to have a good team around you, be a good organiser, make sure you manage people, then obviously analyse all the data that gets thrown at you.

“You’ve got to see a player’s potential and put the time in.”

Solskjaer’s next and possibly final chance to convince will come on Saturday lunchtime when United host rivals Manchester City.

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