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Ferdinand: Man City, Liverpool miles ahead. It's not pretty for Man Utd

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has bemoaned the club's current league position.

The Red Devils failed to close the gap with fourth-placed Arsenal last night after their 2-2 draw at Old Trafford. They now lie in eighth.

And Ferdinand doesn't think anybody at the club should be happy with that position.

"There is a big difference in class [between Manchester United and the Premier League top two] but it wasn't this game that showed us that, we knew that coming into this game because Liverpool and [Manchester] City, I think, are a cut above the rest in this league. Everyone else is in the chasing pack," Ferdinand said on BT Sport .

"Man United, they're in eighth at the moment and looking at the league table isn't a pretty sight at all, as a Man United fan, and the supporters won't be happy with that, but the players need to build on this, they started the game with some form of intensity, they got a decent result against a team that are in form - Arsenal. So that's something to build on.

"You've got to take the positives from somewhere and that's the job of the management to say: 'Right, there were certain things we can take positives from, then build on it.'"

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