Manchester United’s mauling kept Rio Ferdinand off Twitter

Manager of 25 years Alex Ferguson described Manchester United’s 6-1 defeat against Manchester City, as “the worst result in his history,” and that’s without the humiliation that fans would have felt at the time. Added to the shame, the side lost on their own turf. It was hoped that after their 3-1 Champions League win against Barcelona, it would carry them on in good stead, this was not to be.

After the disappointing score, one player that of Rio Ferdinand took to his beloved Twitter to air his feelings. The embarrassment must have showed, as Ferdinand kept away from the site that he uses all the time, for a whole two days.

Talking to his fans, Ferdinand tweeted, “Huge disappointment on Sunday… we will bounce back.”

So can Manchester Utd come back with their next game? As mirrorfootball.co.uk reported, one of the problems the side has faced, is the absence of captain Nemanja Vidic, which has contributed in Ferdinand and Evra not playing as well with their defending. Things seem to be getting worse for the popular Ferdinand, having been left out of the England squad with Ferguson agreeing with the decision, this could be the player’s last season at Old Trafford.

With the side left shamed by the weekend’s defeat, what can Manchester Utd do to come back? Ferguson will no doubt be pinning his hopes on players such as the Da Silva twins, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.

Give us your thoughts on Manchester Utd’s defeat? Have you got any pointers for Alex Ferguson?