'Trust in the process' – Rio Ferdinand tells Man Utd to copy Arsenal's management approach to bring back glory days

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Rio Ferdinand has told his old club to follow Arsenal’s management approach to bring back the glory days.

The Red Devils are still searching for a permanent successor for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ralf Rangnick is in temporary charge until the end of the season, and now Ajax’s Erik ten Hag looks set to take over in the summer.

Former defender Ferdinand, who played a key role in six Premier League title wins and lifted the Champions League during his 12 years at Old Trafford, is desperate to see someone come in long-term.

And he urged United to follow Arsenal’s example of sticking by Mikel Arteta and trusting him no matter as he got rid of a number of big-hitters from the Emirates.

Speaking to William Hill ambassador and former Champion Jump jockey Sir AP McCoy ahead of this year’s Grand National, Ferdinand said: “Manchester United are obviously now looking for a new manager, and hopefully things will change.


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“If you look at Arsenal, they have found the manager, they trust in him and they have allowed him to do some things where a lot of people have probably doubted it.

“(Such as) with the (Pierre-Emerick) Aubameyang situation, where people thought he’s a big player and you have to keep him… But now Arteta has done what he wanted and Arsenal are on a good run at the moment.”

United are set to hand Ten Hag a huge transfer war chest while up to 17 players could be heading out of the exit door this summer at the Theatre of Dreams.

Ferdinand continued: “You have to trust in the manager and trust in the process and fingers crossed Man United will do that.

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“At the end of the day, when you are a professional you have to apply yourself right every single day and the culture, with the environment that you are in, has to be structured and put together for you to be the best you can be as an individual, but in our sport, as a collective as well.

“Up until over the last few years Man United has not been set up like that.”

Arsenal are currently fourth in the race for Champions League qualification, three points ahead of United and have played a game less.

Ferdinand added: “You can’t lie, (they are just not good enough at the moment). You can’t try and sugar-coat it and dress it up as something that it isn’t. The league table doesn’t lie.

“The league table tells you where you’re at and Man United aren’t good enough at the moment, aren’t playing well enough, aren’t consistent enough. That is just a fact.”

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