Manchester United were surprisingly beaten 2-1 by Sevilla and crash out at the first knockout stage of the Champions League.
After the first leg ended 0-0 in Spain, United knew they had to be wary of conceding an away goal tonight.
But after failing to score themselves for the first 74 minutes, substitute Wissam Ben Yedder provided the killer blow for Sevilla.
The striker scored twice within the space of four minutes, meaning Romelu Lukaku’s late goal was nothing more than a consolation for United.
And Ferdinand says United played like a team of strangers.
“Terrible,” Ferdinand said of Manchester United following the game on BT Sport.
“I didn’t see this result or this performance coming, especially after the result at the weekend against Liverpool, the way in which they played.
“I thought they would have brought confidence to this game. They looked like a team thrown together, full of strangers.
“They played with nerves, they just went out there and played nervous and cautious from the beginning.
“In these games you’ve got to go and take the game by the scruff of the neck.
“That takes personalities, takes characters to go and do that.
“In this stadium you’ve got to give these fans something to chant about.
“This stadium tonight was quiet and that’s down to the players.”