Experienced Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has spoken out about his side's dreadful form this season, under new boss David Moyes.
Ferdinand is not used to being on the losing side, after winning no less than six Premier League titles, three FA Cups, three League Cups and the Champions League in 11 seasons with the club over a 12-year period.
However, a change in manager has seen last years league winners drop to seventh place, eighteen points behind current leaders, Chelsea.
In an interview with BT Sport, Ferdinand confessed: “I don't want to take my kids to school and listen to things that I think I'm hearing or see people look at me in a different way because we've lost a game.
“I don't want to go out and fill my car up with petrol or go to the shops or anything. It's embarrassing.
“You think everyone is talking about you and the result and what's going on with the club and the form and you don't want to live like that. You want to walk freely and comfortably”.
The 35-year-old defender will be a free agent this summer, with his Manchester United contract set to expire, and having made only two Premier League starts this year, it is looking increasingly unlikely that his contract will be extended, with Moyes looking to clear out his under-performing squad.
Ferdinand is likely to consider retiring from professional football this summer, and instead focus on working as a pundit for BT Sport, who he already has a contract with.
While a Champions League spot next year seems unlikely, unless the Red Devils beat Pep Guardiola's fantastic Bayern Munich side in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final and go on to win the competition, Ferdinand must pick himself up after a terrible 3-0 defeat to their noisy neighbours, Manchester City, on Tuesday and ensure his team perform in the Premier League run-in.
While a Europa League spot still looks achievable, it looks as if Ferdinand's last season at United will be his worst.
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