Rio Ferdinand makes upbeat prediction about Man United

The Man United legend is hopeful the Red Devils have turned a corner

Man United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand is quietly confident that Manchester United can build some momentum after reaching the Champions League last 16.

The Red Devils managed to book their spot in the knockout stage of the competition after a 1-0 victory over Swiss club Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Marouane Fellaini scored a last-gasp winner to secure three points for Manchester United and book their place in the knockout stage of the competition.

Manchester United have managed to win their last two Champions League games after a famous 2-1 victory over Serie A holders Juventus in Turin earlier this month.

The Old Trafford outfit were held to a frustrating goalless draw with Crystal Palace last weekend, having lost 3-1 to current leaders Manchester City in the derby before the break.

Next up is a trip to struggling Southampton in the Premier League as Manchester United look to make up ground on the top four.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand is hopeful that their last-gasp win against Young Boys can be a watershed moment for the Red Devils this season.

“We spoke about performances before the game and it [the win against Young Boys] was subdued, yes,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“But I think the result is the more important thing. They got a good result, hopefully we can start seeing that famous old word momentum start kicking in.”

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 and Mourinho’s remit is to end their wait for the top-flight crown.

The Red Devils are in seventh place and 14 points behind Manchester City after managing to win just six of their opening 13 games.

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