Rio Ferdinand: 'David Moyes misunderstood what was needed at Manchester United'

Ferdinand: 'Moyes misunderstood what was needed'
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Rio Ferdinand says that David Moyes did not know what was required of him during his spell as manager of Manchester United.

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has claimed that David Moyes did not know what was required of him during his spell as manager at Old Trafford.

The Scotsman was sacked by United in April, with the then-reigning champions languishing in seventh place in the Premier League.

Ferdinand has claimed that Moyes spent too much time worrying about the opposition, rather than focusing on his own team's strengths.

In his autobiography #2 sides, which is being serialised by The Sun, Ferdinand said: "Before every game he made a point of showing us videos of how dangerous the other team could be.

"There was so much attention to the subject it suddenly became a worry. You heard a lot of guys complaining: 'I just don't know what he wants.' He had me doubting everything."

Ferdinand spent his final season at United under Moyes before joining Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer during the summer.

Manchester United manager David Moyes look on against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter final match on April 9, 2014
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