Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ferdinand's Tunnel Vision Welcomes Fear Factor Return

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ferdinand's Tunnel Vision Welcomes Fear Factor Return

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RIO Ferdinand says the fear factor is returning to Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho has overhauled the United squad this summer, bringing in Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan at a cost of Pounds 150m.

It's left the squad in far better shape and former captain Ferdinand believes teams are starting to fear the Reds, just like they did when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge.

"What it looks like is teams are in the tunnel looking across and saying 'oh that's Zlatan [Ibrahimovic], oh that's [Paul] Pogba' and that is what it used to be like," Ferdinand said in an interview with TALKSPORT.

"You used to win the games in the tunnel sometimes.

"They still have to prove that, they get it initially but they have to go out and prove it and, including the Community Shield [win over Leicester], they have done that. …

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