By Pranav Shahaney

18th Oct, 2022 | 8:10pm

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand makes Leeds United relegation admission after Arsenal loss

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes that Leeds United will stay up despite their recent results and loss to Arsenal on Sunday.

The Whites created the better chances and even had a penalty which Patrick Bamford failed to convert from.

Ferdinand admits that if they continue to play the way that they have, they will avoid relegation as the results will automatically improve.

Speaking on the FIVE podcast, the former Champions League winner said, “I’ll give you [Arsenal] praise, you win a game you maybe shouldn’t. Leeds I thought, if they continue the way they are then they’ll be alright.

“They showed a lot of good signs but you need an element of luck and you need your keeper to play well in those situations as well. At the same time, if I’m an Arsenal player in that dressing room, I had many times where you win a game and you think you’re lucky to get away with that, it’s another tick in the box and it’s a game Arsenal would have lost two or three nil in years gone by.”

Fair assessment

This is a results business and that’s undoubtedly the be-all and end-all of the things, but Marsch knows that if his side keeps playing well, the chances to get results increase.

Teams do rely on luck and there are times that the best team loses the game, but that’s the nature of football and that cannot be used as a reason to not give it your all.

Leeds have players who are energetic and passionate and more often than not, it will see them get the desired outcome if they’ve truly played at their best.

That said, it’s important to pick up wins as the closer they get to the relegation zone, the tougher it’s going to be for them.

Leicester is the perfect game to right all their wrongs as Brenden Rodgers is struggling to get the best out of the players he has at his disposal.

There is credit in the bank which is why he still isn’t fired, but they’re a side that’s there for the taking and Marsch has to rally his troops towards the three points on Thursday.

In other Leeds United news, Karen Carney has made a “Huge” admission ahead of the major relegation six-pointer against Leicester City later this week.