The German has come under scrutiny in recent weeks.
But ahead of Ozil return to Germany to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Ferdinand says he needs help to flourish.
He told BT Sport: "I looked at all the interviews from yesterday. Ancelotti, Neuer, Hummels.
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"You can tell straight away that they are in disbelief that we are questioning his ability as a world class player.
"He's a technician. If you are going to unlock this Bayern Munich defence he's one of the guys who is capable of dong it. He's done it on the big stage, is experienced and is a fantastic footballer.
"Obviously confidence is an issue but he needs runners, he needs people to run for him to be able to unlock the door. And the more they do that the better."
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