Rio Ferdinand thinks Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be a good alternative for Man Utd if they fail to land Erling Haaland or Harry Kane this summer.
It seems quite likely that both players will be extremely hard to get this summer and Ferdinand is recommending that Man Utd explore other options, such as Calvert-Lewin.
The England international has scored 19 goals in all competitions this season for Everton and Ferdinand reckons he would prove useful to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“Listen Dominic Calvert-Lewin for me I love him,” Ferdinand told his FIVE YouTube channel. “I’ve watched a lot of Everton this year and he’s one that unnerves defenders.
“He’s not one you want to play against week in, week out. He’s aggressive, he attacks the ball. I was speaking to Carlo Ancelotti earlier this year and he mentioned Inzaghi and said he didn’t need many chances to score goals and he scores goals in and around the six-yard box.
“I look at Calvert-Lewin this season and he’s listened to that, he’s taken that on board. Obviously he seems a real good student of the game and he’s started putting that into his own game.
“We’ve seen the rewards he’s had he’s got into the England squad by scoring loads of goals in and around the six-yard box – scoring those ugly goals.
“I think he’d be a fantastic signing for Manchester United. It’s one out of left field a little bit but I think he’d have a big impact. He’d get on the end of the things created by Fernandes, Pogba, Rashford, Greenwood etc.
“It’s whether Ole sees that as something that is feasible or am I not going to get the likes of Haaland or Kane? If either of those come up they’ll be first choice as long as the money is not crazy and it’s doable.”