Rio Ferdinand Names 2 Defensive Midfielders Man United Should Sign In The Summer
On his Vibe with Five channel, Rio Ferdinand picked Declan Rice and John McGinn as potential defensive midfield signings for Manchester United.
Ferdy explained: “I think you’re getting two good characters.
I think character is one of the main elements that we need – obviously, you look for a certain amount of class and quality in the players.
“But I think you need to build the right characters within this squad going forward if you’re going to improve – get the culture right at the football club and you need players to drive that, so if you’re buying and are in the recruitment team this year, I think that’s a big element that needs to be addressed.”
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The Old Trafford legend continued: “I think some would say, ‘oh John McGinn not a sexy enough signing’, but I think he’s a very good player and by all accounts a very good lad, a great professional, not afraid to say what he wants to say to people to get the best out of them.
“He’d be good in that element and on the pitch I think he would be good enough.
“Is he going to elevate us to being Champions League and Premier League winners? Probably not based on just ability, but I think character stands for a lot in this game.
“Declan Rice, I’ve said enough about him. I love this player, I love this guy. If you’re one of the top teams, you want to build a team around him.”
Although the West Ham midfielder, 23, will have two years left on his contract at the end of the season, he’s valued at a whopping £100 million.
The Red Devils have tried to sign him before but balked at the price tag.
Nevertheless, United are expected to sign a proper defensive midfielder and a striker in the summer transfer window. There haven’t been any concrete links with the Aston Villa man thus far.