Rio Ferdinand expects Manchester United to take the Europa League seriously.

Ferdinand was gutted after defeat in Basel on Wednesday night sent Sir Alex's men out of the Champions League, but the defender insists the Reds' sights are now firmly set on Europa League success.

"We're in the Europa League now and I've always said that whatever competition we're in we don't enter it to come second or to get knocked out in the early stages," Ferdinand told MUTV. "We're always in it to win it and this is no different."