Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has named RB Leipzig defender, Dayot Upamecano, because the participant the Purple Devils ought to signal as a substitute of Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho.
DAILY POST remembers that Man United have been strongly linked with a transfer move for Sancho this summer time.
Man United have solely signed one participant, Donny van de Beek, this summer time.
However Ferdinand believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet wants a centre-back and never a winger.
Talking on participant Man United ought to signal earlier than the switch window closes in October, Ferdinand advised talkSPORT: “I’ve been banging the drum for a very long time about shopping for a centre-half.
“It isn’t going to resolve each downside, but it surely is among the greatest issues.
“There isn’t any dominant centre-half which makes the opposition suppose, ‘I’m going to must do one thing as we speak to get any change out of him,’’’
“You want that if you will win something.
“Jadon Sancho is a generational expertise who’s right here to remain, so you’ll be able to perceive the curiosity, however for me, they want a centre-back.”
Ferdinand added: “Upamecano is younger, good on the ball, athletic, robust, cellular, performs each recreation. He’s one you’ll be able to see coming in proper now.
“[Kalidou] Koulibaly has been spoken about for 2 or three years, he may need missed the boat resulting from his age. There isn’t any resale worth.
“Upamecano is the one who jumps out to me, once I watched the Champions League final yr, he was the one who stood out to me.
“For those who signal Jadon Sancho, I feel you continue to have the identical issues as final season.”