‘The highs are very high, the lows deeper than you can imagine’: Rio Ferdinand hails Manchester United’s improved form after rout of Leipzig as Paul Scholes claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would’ve been ‘scared to death’ by side’s 6-1 mauling to Spurs
- Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes have hailed Manchester United’s improved form
- The Red Devils have bounced back from a poor start with a fine run of results
- Wednesday’s 5-0 rout of RB Leipzig follows on from last week’s 2-1 win over PSG
- The United legends said the squad have responded from the 6-1 loss to Spurs
- REPORT: Marcus Rashford hits late hat-trick as Man United dominate Group H
Rio Ferdinand has heaped praise on former club Manchester United as the Red Devils legend hailed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side for recovering their form after a poor start to the season.
The United boss’s job had been under severe pressure after the international break, with the 6-1 hammering at home to Tottenham Hotspur putting the Norwegian’s place in the dugout at risk.
However, four points from a possible six against Newcastle and Chelsea, alongside impressive back-to-back wins in Europe over Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig has onset a wave of optimism around the club.
Rio Ferdinand has hailed Manchester United’s return to winning form after another big win
Marcus Rashford bagged a hat trick as United drubbed RB Leipzig 5-0 at Old Trafford
And Ferdinand has hailed the United boss following the 5-0 rout of the Bundesliga leaders at Old Trafford on Wednesday, saying ‘they have regrouped well’.
‘That’s football, it can change quick,’ Ferdinand said on BT Sport.
‘The highs are very high, the lows are deeper than you can imagine. They’ve regrouped well, fitness has been key after Spurs and Palace.’
A tweak in formation has seen Solskjaer’s side’s fortunes change dramatically, and Ferdinand has been impressed with the squad depth available to the manager.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has delivered big results at a time when he desperately needed them
The 6-1 loss to Spurs left many feeling the United boss had come to the end of the road
‘What I’m seeing is the depth. Players are coming in, there’s not been much of a change in the teams they’re putting out and they’re getting results.
‘Today [Marcus] Rashford comes on, Bruno [Fernandes] comes on and it impacts the game.’
Fellow United legend Paul Scholes added that Solskjaer would have been ‘scared to death’ by the Spurs drubbing, but commended the manager for getting the best out of his squad.
‘That Spurs game would’ve scared Ole to death,’ Scholes said.
Paul Scholes praised Solskjaer, saying he would’ve been ‘scared to death’ of the 6-1 mauling
‘He had to try and make the team more solid, playing the two in front of the back four has done that.
‘You look ahead of that – the quality, the speed… Fernandes with his passing quality, Rashford, [Anthony] Martial, [Mason] Greenwood… so many brilliant attacking players.
‘He’s found a way of playing which suits the squad he’s got.’
United will be looking to maintain their momentum this weekend, as they host Arsenal at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.