Ferdinand details what angry Ronaldo told Man Utd team-mates after Everton goal

Rio Ferdinand believes Cristiano Ronaldo was telling his team-mates to do whatever it takes to stop Everton’s counter-attacking goal.

United were held to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford as Andros Townsend’s second-half strike cancelled out Anthony Martial’s first-half opener.

On 65 minutes, from a United corner, Demarai Gray escaped the attentions of Fred and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as Everton countered.

Gray found Abdoulaye Doucoure whose lay-off into the path of Townsend saw the winger calmly slot the ball past David de Gea with United’s defence helpless.

And former Red Devil Ferdinand discussed Ronaldo’s frustration at full-time.

‘Man United at that time, Cristiano says take him early in the play, the foreign teams are cute in those positions and counter-attacks with cheeky fouls would’ve stopped and prevented that,’ he said on BT Sport.

‘You can see him there, telling them “take him out, smash him.”‘

In discussing Everton’s counter-attack, Jermaine Jenas added: ‘I wouldn’t say it was coming but Everton were growing and getting better and better in that second half.

‘Pace and power and quality is what they had in abundance in Doucoure and Townsend and Demarai Gray, that is counter-attacking at his best.

‘All sorted from that weight and strength from Demarai Gray.’

At full-time Ronaldo, who started the match at Old Trafford on the bench, stormed down the tunnel.

Ferdinand said: ‘He stormed down the tunnel, disappointed about the result obviously we’ve all been there.

‘I think it’ll be a mixture of things, he’s a man in form, scored five in five, wanted to continue that vein of form and shoot his side to victory, I understand the frustrations and it comes out like that.

‘Pogba down the tunnel after him. A club like Manchester United with the depth they have in their squad should be able to get the job done, you have to remember the players that were missing in this Everton team, neither of their strikers played, probably the weakest they’ve been for a while, you’d expect to go and beat them.

‘Nine games without a clean sheet is a poor record for Man United, that’s what undone them today they controlled large parts of this game but give up a lot of chances.’

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