“Got to write off the next year or two” – Rio Ferdinand encourages Manchester United to adopt Liverpool’s strategy.
The red devils have sadly failed to win the Premier League title since the 2012-13 season with many changes of management at the club.
Ralf Rangnick was hired on an interim basis towards the end of 2021 after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has overseen an improvement in results since taking over as the side are currently fourth in the Premier League table.
Rangnick will take over as a consultant after his interim spell as manager later this summer.
Ferdinand believes his former club needs a long-term plan, even if it means they will have to go trophyless for the next two years.
The Englishman said on his Vibe with Five YouTube channel: “I think personally United have got to write off the next year or two in terms of trophies, minimum.”
He added: “Say ‘we’re going to rebuild what we have, get our recruitment right and there is a certain style of play under this new manager that we are going to go with and he is going to have time to get it all right.
“There is going to be mistakes, a few things that go wrong but we are going to stick with this guy and give him a minimum of two years to work it out and see the progress and that development happen.”