Rio Ferdinand names two players Man United must sign this summer

Rio Ferdinand has revealed his admiration for West Ham star Declan Rice and Aston Villa ace John McGinn, urging Manchester United to go after the Premier League duo. 

United have had an inconsistent season across-the-board, and face a huge task to save their season, by at least qualifying for the UEFA Champions League for next term.

The midfield area has been an area of concern for the Red Devils, with Fred and Scott McTominay often criticised for not doing enough to help the team.

United are hoping to boost their midfield options this summer, and ahead of the transfer window, club legend Rio Ferdinand, has made a case for Rice and McGinn. 

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Asked if he would be happy to see the two players move to Old Trafford, Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel: “Yeah, massively. 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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“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.”