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Ferdinand: United need sustained period of winning

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Rio Ferdinand won the Champions League with Manchester United but believes the Europa League will be enough to kickstart their resurgence. 

At the end of last decade, Manchester United made it to three out of four Champions League finals. They won it against Chelsea but were defeated by Barcelona in the others. 

Sir Alex Ferguson left and the club went into disarray. United have yet to find a custodian who can return them to past glories.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to be that man. He replaced Jose Mourinho and delivered Champions League qualification is his full year at Old Trafford. They are still competing in the Europa League.

Rio Ferdinand played alongside the Norwegian and wants him to deliver the second-tier club competition. The retired defender believes winning silverware is in the DNA of the club and Europa League success now will propel them next season. 

“This could be a part of setting a new culture at the football club. I think the club has probably been missing that for the last seven or eight years,” Daily Mail quoted Ferdinand.

“It is a sustained period of winning you are looking for, it is not that sporadic win a trophy here and there but about challenging for the league on a yearly basis and getting your foot in finals every year.”

“If they can create that culture now and with the young players they have got coming in now, and with the way Ole is trying to mould this team, we will be in for a good future but again we have got to execute.”