Rio Ferdinand has questioned whether Manchester United stars are even listening to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Red Devils were humiliated by local rivals Liverpool in one of their worst defeats ever on Sunday.
Solskjaer has been under increasing pressure since then, with rumours starting to question his methods with some players.
But former United star Ferdinand has asked whether players are ignoring instructions as they struggle to find their footing as a team.
They told vibe with five Podcast: “It was an embarrassment. I’ve been there, Man City beat us 6-1 at home. But we had an identity to return to in a couple of weeks.
“That’s the problem for this team, they’re struggling to find an identity and who they are.
“These are the questions, when you watch the game, you think ‘What are we?’
“Is the manager giving correct information to the players? And if so, are the players not taking in the information?
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“That’s what the manager needs to get to the bottom of it because at the moment it feels like a team thrown together.
“They look like a team that you look at and think ‘Are they trained properly?’, ‘Are they taking in the information?’”
Ferdinand joins a growing list of United Legends to question the current set-up at Old Trafford.
Gary Neville reprimanded his former club for failing to put in a hard yard, while Paul Scholes accused young Mason Greenwood of ‘cheating’ with his efforts in defense.
All the pundits have come together in their assessment of the 5-0 defeat as one of the darkest days in the club’s history.
And Ferdinand said that the head of the current squad would bow in shame as they searched for answers.
He said: “They will be embarrassed today. Their pride. They have to have big meetings, they have to talk.
“It’s very frustrating and not a good place as a Man Utd fan. All the best teams have an identity and they all know who they are.”
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