Rio Ferdinand’s latest appearance with Manchester United was during the Champions League match against Olympiakos as the team of David Moyes suffered from yet another disappointing result but this time around it wasn’t a negative outcome from the Premier League but from the Champions League.
The entire Manchester United squad that played against Olympiakos was mediocre to say the least but Rio Ferdinand was just disastrous throughout the entire match as he launched long passes to the opponents and gave away the ball just way too much.
It was yet another sign that Ferdinand displayed as he is not the played he once used to be and its further evidence that he is reaching the end of his career with the Premier League club, with only a few months left on his contract and after making such a below par performance it seems highly unlike that David Moyes will be featuring Ferdinand on his starting lineup unless someone gets injured and the Scottish coach has no choice but to use Ferdinand.
Ferdinand will form part of a number of players that David Moyes will be offloading in the summer along with Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra’s future still remains uncertain. Shinji Kagawa is another player that has not been enjoying the best of time with Manchester United and he is candidate on leaving the club at the end of the season as well.
Thomas Vermaelen is a high profile target of Manchester United as Moyes wants to bring him to the club as a replacement of Nemanja Vidic and the Belgium defender has already stated his desire to leave Arsenal as he has fallen behind of the pecking order of Arsene Wenger who prefers using Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny at the heart of the defence.