Rio Ferdinand warned Manchester United that they face a stern problem to progress from their Champions League group however believes they’ve larger priorities this season.
United started their continental marketing campaign towards final season’s defeated finalists Paris Saint-Germain on the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night time.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet additionally face robust challenges towards RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir of their different group video games, with Ferdinand conscious of the threats that each side will pose.
Nevertheless, he believes an important factor for United just isn’t how far they’ll progress within the competitors, however is as an alternative about discovering some consistency and rhythm inside the squad.
“Given the group they’re in, I believe they will be blissful to get out of the group, being trustworthy,” Ferdinand instructed BT Sport previous to kick-off in Paris. “Leipzig are going to be a particular menace on this group, PSG are apparent. I believe it is a actually laborious group to get out of.
“Getting via the group levels is ok however I believe it is extra concerning the larger image, bettering as a squad, constructing as a workforce, the boldness all through the squad.
“Discovering some type of id so that you just take a look at this workforce, you see it on the teamsheet, you watch it and what you are going to get, consistency week in, week out. That is what they will be striving for.”
United have struggled for consistency within the early levels of this season however loved a confidence-boosting victory over Newcastle United within the Premier League on Saturday, profitable 4-1 at St James’ Park.