Rio Ferdinand slams Man United’s ’embarrassing’ defending during their 3-2 defeat by Galatasaray claiming they were ‘cut open like a knife through butter’ stating ‘there was no leadership in that backline’

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Rio Ferdinand has hit out at Manchester United’s defending during their 3-2 Champions League defeat by Galatasaray on Tuesday night, branding their defence as ’embarrassing’ before claiming they were ‘cut open like a knife through butter.’

United added another defeat to their underwhelming start to the new season, with Wilfried Zaha returning to Old Trafford to open the scoring for the Turkish club, with Sacha Boey and Kerem Akturkoglu also finding the back of the net for the visitors. 

For United it’s their second straight loss on the bounce following their 1-0 defeat by Crystal palace, and Ferdinand, on punditry for TNT Sports lambasted his former side’s defending after the match.  

‘I’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster tonight,’ he said. ‘One minute I’m sitting there going, “we look like a team with shared potential, something to be positive about”. 

‘But then I’m sitting there with my head in my hands thinking there’s an absolute lack of organisation at times. There’s experienced players through the team and there’s no organisation defensively. 

‘And that’s where you’re at your most comfortable and we go to sleep. We’re being cut open like a knife through butter, and that’s embarrassing. 

‘This is the champions league it’s not like we’re playing school football or anything. This is the champions league and some of the mistakes you’re seeing, and at this level you’re going to get punished and they were tonight. 

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