You look at our team against West Ham, and we had a very strong team.
However, Ferdinand concluded: "You can't let a situation like this continue throughout the season - wars in the press, leaks, players on one side of the dressing room, Mourinho and his staff on the other".
The report indicates that the January signing from Arsenal - allegedly the English top flight's best-paid player on £350,000 a week - is already regretting his move between clubs.
United now sit 10th in the Premier League, winning three matches, drawing one and losing three.
Do you think United should sack Mourinho?
"That's not good enough".
As Paul Pogba sauntered not unhappily - actually, as he sauntered smilingly - towards the poshest team bus you will ever see, the reporters in what Mourinho sneeringly calls "the famous mixed zone" called out to ask if he would comment.
They are 14th in La Liga with just one win in their opening seven games but have only lost once. "I look at my team, whatever the other team is doing is not our stuff".
"Games like this we should be dominating, creating chances, showing people why we deserve to play for Man United and that didn't happen".
Left-back Shaw apologised to supporters for United's "awful" performance and said the players need to take a hard look at themselves while midfielder Juan Mata said he understood fans' frustrations. Everyone who started the game wants to do better for himself, and after that it's better for the team. "The performance on the pitch is a effect of many factors and we all have to improve". It was very poor from us. "He said: "We players on the pitch have to perform, we have to give more" and I like that perspective, but it's not the whole story".
Now adrift in 10th, nine points behind joint Premier League leaders Manchester City and Liverpool, United will hope to banish their domestic blues at least temporarily on Tuesday when they welcome Valencia in the Champions League. "I understand your frustrations", Mata wrote, the heavy heart nearly palpable.
Who knows? Maybe a decent result against his former club on Tuesday night might just be enough to coax him back to his blog.