Rio Ferdinand sends message to Man United fans about this season

Rio Ferdinand explains why he thinks Manchester United have made great progress this season already

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Rio Ferdinand has claimed that Manchester United’s players look “comfortable” for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement this season.

The Red Devils continued their excellent start to the new campaign on Saturday evening when they secured a 2-0 victory over Leicester City thanks to second-half goals from Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini.

The result followed Manchester United’s thumping 4-0 wins over West Ham United and Swansea City in their opening two games of the campaign, meaning that they have now scored 10 goals without reply.

Manchester United are flying high at the top of the Premier League table as they look to try and win the title for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement at the end of the 2012-13 campaign.

And former Red Devils defender Ferdinand has picked out what he believes to be the main difference with the Red Devils under Mourinho this season.

Speaking on BT Sport on Saturday evening, Ferdinand said: “It looks like everyone feels comfortable here [at Old Trafford]. And it’s been a while since it’s been like that.

“Since Sir Alex Ferguson was here, I don’t think everyone has felt comfortable.”

Manchester United will now return to Premier League action after the international break when they take on Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday 9 September.

The Red Devils finished in sixth place last season but still qualified for the Champions League after their Europa League triumph.

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