Ferdinand insists Man Utd target would succeed at Old Trafford

Date published: Friday 22nd March 2019 8:47

Rio Ferdinand Manchester United

Rio Ferdinand is confident that Jadon Sancho would succeed at Manchester United if he made the move to Old Trafford in the summer.

The teenager has been heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils with reports claiming the club are ready to ‘prioritise’ the Borussia Dortmund winger in the transfer window.

Sancho has scored nine goals and provided 17 assists for his team-mates in 35 matches in all competitions this season for the Bundesliga outfit.

And Ferdinand believes Sancho has the right mentality to be a success if United bought him in the summer.

“I have known Jadon since he was a kid, knew him through friends,” Ferdinand told Goal. “I have known his family since he was a kid, before he was even born.

“He has got the mentality. The mentality is a big part of it all, whether he has the physical attributes or not.

“The kid’s mentality, to leave Manchester City, who wanted him to stay, to just say, ‘My ability deserves it and I think I can do it straight away, right now. I am not waiting’.

“And he has gone and done that. You have to respect that.

“So if someone asked me whether I would take Jadon Sancho, with all due respect to Borussia Dortmund, I would say yes, 100 per-cent.

“I would take him [at Manchester United] all day.

“English, young, hungry and talented, that’s all I need to know.”


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