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EPL: Rio Ferdinand names player Man Utd should sign instead of Jadon Sancho





Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has named RB Leipzig defender, Dayot Upamecano, as the player the Red Devils should sign instead of Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho.

DAILY POST recalls that Man United have been strongly linked with a transfer move for Sancho this summer.

Man United have only signed one player, Donny van de Beek, this summer.

But Ferdinand believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side needs a centre-back and not a winger.

Speaking on player Man United should sign before the transfer window closes in October, Ferdinand told talkSPORT: “I have been banging the drum for a long time about buying a centre-half.

“It is not going to solve every problem, but it is one of the biggest problems.

“There is no dominant centre-half which makes the opposition think, ‘I am going to have to do something today to get any change out of him,’’’

“You need that if you are going to win anything.

“Jadon Sancho is a generational talent who is here to stay, so you can understand the interest, but for me, they need a centre-back.”

Ferdinand added: “Upamecano is young, good on the ball, athletic, strong, mobile, plays every game. He is one you can see coming in right now.

“[Kalidou] Koulibaly has been spoken about for two or three years, he might have missed the boat due to his age. There is no resale value.

“Upamecano is the one who jumps out to me, when I watched the Champions League last year, he was the one who stood out to me.

“If you sign Jadon Sancho, I think you still have the same problems as last season.”

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