‘Where is the fight and grit?’ – Rio Ferdinand slams Man Utd’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ performance in Burnley flop

RIO FERDINAND slammed Manchester United for a lack of fight in their 1-1 draw against Burnley.

United took the lead early on through Paul Pogba but allowed Burnley back into the match after half-time with Jay Rodriguez levelling.

And although the Red Devils had plenty of the ball there were few clear cut chances, leading Cristiano Ronaldo to become frustrated yet again.

But he was not the only one as Ferdinand criticised the lack of urgency from United against a team that has won one match all season.

Ferdinand said on BT Sport: "That's the disappointing thing.

"That wasn't good enough from Man United, in terms of getting the result, getting into the top four and showing progression under this regime under Ralf Rangnick.

"So it's disappointing on that front, it wasn't the performance you want to see; a wholesome performance over 90 minutes.

"It was a Jekyll and Hyde performance; the first half was really good, leaving you wanting more.

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"In the second half, you're thinking 'where's the energy? Urgency? Where's that fight and that grit?'

"You come to grounds like this and you have to weather storms. Manchester United don't seem to be able do that."

To make matters worse West Ham beat Watford to overtake the Red Devils into fourth place.

Tottenham could also overtake Ralf Rangnick's side on Wednesday if they beat Southampton by four goals or more.

Perhaps most disappointingly, Rangnick felt his squad had made big improvements over the last few weeks – but there was little evidence of that at Turf Moor.

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