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Rio Ferdinand slams Man Utd’s reliance on ‘individual excellence’ and begs the club to start winning games as a team

RIO FERDINAND believes it doesn’t matter who Manchester United sign until they stop relying on ‘individual excellence’ to win games.

The former Red Devils hero was asked about whether West Ham have £100m rated star Declan Rice would be a great signing for Ralf Rangnick’s side.

Rio Ferdinand had his say about Man United

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Rio Ferdinand had his say about Man UnitedCredit: Getty
The Red Devils cannot continue to rely on individual excellence from the likes of Bruno Fernandes

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The Red Devils cannot continue to rely on individual excellence from the likes of Bruno FernandesCredit: Getty

And FerdinandThe 43-year-old revealed that he thinks it is more important to put a clear style and identity into practice at Old Trafford than big signings.

He talks about Vibe with Five podcast: “I don’t think it’s personal People unite bring in.

“For a long time, it’s been proven that you can bring in your superstars and think this is a saving grace, etc.

“That’s how to build a team and how to deploy tactics.

“I think you need a style of football, you need the tactics in place and an identity in place, which we have long called for, that all the players can identify with, and then you continue with it.

“Bruno has been doing that for the last couple of years, when Bruno showed up and created that ‘oh we won the game’ moment.

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“It’s not tactical, it’s not structure, it’s not identity or philosophy, it’s down to individual excellence.

“The best teams on the planet don’t win everything through individuals. They win because the team plays the best, but they may have an individual in there that can work wonders here. or elsewhere.

“Until that system is in place, I don’t care who we contract.”

Rangnick has been tasked with guiding Man United until the end of the season.

But the German will move into an advisory role before the next term.

The Red Devils have been closely associated with people like Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag before switching management positions next season.

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Ralf Rangnick tasked with turning United's situation around

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Ralf Rangnick tasked with turning United’s situation aroundCredit: AP

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