Manchester United has been struggling for years since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club 8 years ago. The club has never won a Premier League title since then and the only major trophy they have won is the UEFA Europa League.
The team has been going through a transformation under different managers for years but none of them has ever managed to restore what Ferguson had. The Red Devils have brought in five different managers in those eight years but these tacticians have failed.
The club recently sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and brought in an interim manager who will be in charge until the end of the season. The team used to have top players in the times of Ferguson who used to win the club various major trophies.
The team has some top players but they have not been doing well and they have been going through a difficult period to win the team trophies. However, there are some players the Red Devils have never managed to replace since the times of Ferguson.
The Red Devils have never had a good defensive midfielder since Michael Carrick retired in 2018. The English international played at Old Trafford for 12 years. The side has never had a good defensive midfielder since Carrick left with the current ones at the club Fred and McTominay are natural central midfielders.
The other player Old Trafford has never replaced is Rio Ferdinand who is considered one of the greatest defenders in Premier League history. He was difficult to beat at the back and was a good leader in the team.
United has been faced a hard time having a good central defender like Ferdinand but most of their signings have deliberately failed. However, in the current squad former Real Madrid star Raphael Varane has a possibility of replacing Ferdinand if he is given more playing time.
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