“Manchester United will sign Manchester City star”

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes the Red Devils will sign Manchester City star Raheem Sterling if his role role at Manchester City doesn’t improve.

The winger has fallen out of favour at the start of the 2021-22 campaign, starting only two of City’s opening six games across all competitions, and Ferdinand believes he could end up seeking a transfer if his situation does not improve.

Ferdinand said on his FIVE Youtube channel: “If I’m Liverpool, I’d buy Sterling tomorrow … If I’m him, I wouldn’t go to Barcelona or Real Madrid right now, that’s why I said Liverpool … Man United will take him!”

“Where is Raheem Sterling? He’s lost confidence because he’s been taken out of the team,” Ferdinand added. “He was the go-to guy when they needed a goal, for so many years, and now all of a sudden he’s in the wilderness.

“I’m baffled by it, I just don’t understand. With Pep, he gets things right more often than not, but with this one there must be clubs sitting there going ‘let’s see how this pans out because I would take Sterling all day!”

Sterling has appeared in 298 games for City over the past six years, recording 115 goals and 87 assists.