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Ferdinand blames Rashford and Martial for lack of action in Man Utd loss

The Reds have seen their long unbeaten streak in the Premier League come to an end against the relegation-threatened Sheffield Utd.

Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were picked out for criticism by former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand after the Reds slumped to defeat at the hands of Sheffield United on Wednesday, a shocking display.

The men of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joined the game in fine form, defeated in FA Cup arch-rivals Liverpool on the weekend and on the back of six wins and three draws in their last nine outings of the EPL.

In shocking lack-lustre performance that saw Chris Wilder’s side beat the Red Devils at home, dust were raised with the level of inconsitency and ability to contend for title. Ferdinand, the former Man Utd defender stated while talking to BTSport.

“They didn’t have that zip about them. From minute one, really, there wasn’t that cut and thrust we’ve seen from United.”

“Credit Sheffield United, Chris Wilder set them up very well, but United didn’t ask the questions. Bruno Fernandes, who they’ve relied on so heavily in recent weeks, months, didn’t get it going today. Paul Pogba the same.

“If anybody was starting to get carried away at Old Trafford, with the position that they’re on, it was a reality check. I think recently Man Utd, in terms of reaction, have been brilliant but tonight it seemed to come crumbling down.

“Rashford and Martial were invisible, didn’t get on the end of anything, didn’t create anything.”

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