Manchester United have found themselves under great criticism from fans and players alike, over the fact that they will not be keeping Rio Ferdinand past this summer, according to the Daily Mail.
Ed Woodward told the United legend that his contract would not be renewed in the dressing room after their last Premier League game. In an article for the Daily Mail, Martin Keown was the latest high-profile pundit to announce how the things should have been conducted differently.
Ultimately it has disgruntled many fans. United has always been a club of great integrity but to reveal to a player, and a player of Ferdinand's class at that, that they no longer have a future at the club so publicly is a worrying prospect for many. Fears are now raised that this incident may unsettle many star players at Old Trafford.
With United having a poor season, some players will look to find European football elsewhere. Key players like Nemanja Vidic are already on their way out and others such as Patrice Evra also look set to leave.
For the United fans it is a worrying, not exciting time, and incidents such as this should be avoided if the club hope to regain some grace in the public eye. Reports of battles in the dressing room under David Moyes and now the disrespectful treatment of Ferdinand infer that United may just have lost the positive and trusting relationships that they have always held with players.
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