Rio Ferdinand’s response when asked whether Man United have improved under Jose Mourinho

The Manchester United legend admits the Red Devils have improved points-wise under Jose Mourinho

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United have shown an improvement in their performance under Jose Mourinho despite admitting that hasn’t been reflected in their points haul.

The Red Devils are facing a battle to finish in the Premier League’s top four this season after a disappointing 1-1 stalemate with Ronald Koeman’s Everton side at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Mourinho was appointed as Manchester United manager back in May 2016 following the 20-time English champions’s fifth-placed finish under the Portuguese’s predecessor Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United have drawn their last three games at Old Trafford and the Red Devils are facing the prospect of finishing with the worst home record in the Premier League era.

Speaking to BT Sport about Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton on Tuesday night, Ferdinand was asked about whether the former defender felt that the Red Devils had made progress under Mourinho.

“Performance wise [improvement] but points wise not. Manchester United need to win the Europa League to get a Champions League place. They’ve got a chance and I’m hopeful,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

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Manchester United won the EFL Cup final back in February thanks to a 3-2 win against Southampton.

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