Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has given plenty of praise to the board that controls Liverpool Football Club.

The Red Devils have had a horrific season, and it continued last night, as they lost 2-0 to Burnley in the Premier League at Old Trafford.

Manchester United are currently 30 points behind the Reds, which highlights the gulf in class between the two sides.

After the match, Ferdinand was discussing the issues that Manchester United face right at the top of the club. He used Liverpool as an example of how a club should be run.

“You look at Liverpool and they are the team who everyone is aspiring to be at the moment,” Ferdinand said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

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BERLIN, GERMANY – Saturday, July 29, 2017: Liverpool’s owner John W. Henry and wife Linda Pizzuti with manager J¸rgen Klopp before a preseason friendly match celebrating 125 years of football for Liverpool and Hertha BSC Berlin at the Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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“That club don’t buy players because they are the best player in a certain position. They buy a player who is the best to fit in their system and will actually be in that system for a number of years.

“It’s not a short-term fix, it’s longevity that they are looking for. But at United they have been finding stop-gaps and (Alexis) Sanchez is a great example. They try and fix problems quickly but it doesn’t work like that.”

Fenway Sports Group did cop some criticism early on when they first arrived at Liverpool from many supporters. However, you would have to say they have got everything spot on, especially within the last couple of years.

With the football club being run in a professional manner, the Reds have claimed the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup within the past six months.

Liverpool are also on track to win a maiden Premier League title this season. One can see why Ferdinand used Liverpool as an example of Manchester United need to do.

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