Rio Ferdinand criticises Manchester United for transfer blunders

Ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has taken aim at former Red Devils boss Louis Van Gaal for selling three players when the Dutchman was in charge.

The Dutchman was appointed as United’s boss in 2014 as David Moyes and Ryan Giggs successor following a disappointing campaign. During his time at the Red Devils, many players departed the club under his watch for reasonable prices that included the sale of defender Patrice Evra to Juventus.

Under Van Gaal, the Red Devils made a huge amount of signings that included the likes of Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Daley Blind, Radamel Falcao (season-long loan), Ander Herrera, Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Sergio Romero, Matteo Darmian, Morgan Schneiderlin Anthony Martial and also included big money signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.

Other players sold under the veteran coach included the likes of Shinji Kagawa, Alexander Buttner and Wilfried Zaha for a combined fee of £15 million.

According to the mirror, the Red Devils legendary defender took shots at the Dutchman and insisted that selling the likes of Danny Welbeck, Rafael and Javier Hernandez was a huge mistake.

The former Ajax, Barca, AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands and Bayern Munich boss guided the Red Devils to a top four finish in his first season in charge and the FA Cup in the following season. Despite his FA Cup triumph, he was eventually sacked for failing to finish in the top four and was replaced by his former protege Jose Mourinho.

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