Shaw, who used to be afflicted through accidents ultimate season, has had an uneasy occupation up to now at Old Trafford since becoming a member of from Southampton 3 years in the past.
The left-back wasn’t integrated within the fit day squad for the Four-Zero win over Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace.
And Ferdinand, who received six league titles all the way through his embellished spell at United, thinks he is aware of why the likes of Shaw aren’t getting extra first-team alternatives.
“It looks like he is testing them mentally,” Ferdinand advised BT Sport.
“Hit them with one thing, are you going to stick down or are you going to rise up and struggle? If you rise up then he says sure, that is the kind of guy I need in my staff.
“As gamers, that is what you wish to have on your staff.
“You do not want gamers who gets one hit and shy clear of issues. One dangerous cross in a sport, shy clear of taking the ball once more for the following 10/15 mins.
“That’s no longer the way you win titles. You want gamers who’re going to be courageous receiving the ball, no longer simply bodily and tackling, however mentally, and announcing no matter occurs right here going ahead, I can be with you guys shoulder to shoulder.”
Although Shaw isn’t in favour, experiences emerged ultimate week that the England world prolonged his contract ahead of the beginning of the marketing campaign.
United go back and forth to stand Liverpool of their first league after the world destroy on October 14.