Rio Ferdinand- Playing under David Moyes brought about embarrassment
Ferdinand, who was allowed to leave Old Trafford in May before moving to Queens Park Rangers, gave his views on Moyes’ time at the club in his new autobiography, #2sides.
And the QPR defender says the Scot created a “negative vibe” within the squad with mixed messages on the training ground.
“He tried to impose a vision but never seemed to be completely clear what that vision should be,” he said. “Unintentionally, he created a negative vibe where, with Fergie, it had always been positive.
“He’d slowly lost us. I didn’t enjoy playing under him. Sometimes our main tactic was the long, high, diagonal cross. It was embarrassing.
“Moyes’s innovations led to negativity and confusion. It was always how to stop the other side. Moyes set us up not to lose. We’d been accustomed to playing to win.”
The former England defender also revealed that Moyes’ decision to ban healthy, low-fat chips on nights before matches also left players “p***** off”, and that following his sacking in April the United players asked for them to be reinstated by stand-in boss Ryan Giggs.