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Ferdinand: Man Utd need to move heaven and earth for Haaland & Mbappe

Wed 03 March 2021 | 11:27

The former footballer has recommended the Red Devils to pursue their interest in either Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe in the summer transfer window.

Erling Haaland

and

Kylian Mbappe

have established themselves as two of the most in-demand players across the world. The Norway international is having an astonishing season at

Borussia Dortmund

where he found the net 27 times in 27 games he featured in.

The France international has also been prolific for his side

Paris Saint-Germain

, having met the target 23 times in 31 appearances this season.

The duo have attracted the attention of many major clubs for the next transfer window. The 22-year-old Frenchman is going to see out his contract which is due to expire in 2022, while Dortmund are open to offers for their star striker as they are dealing with a financial crisis.

Rio Ferdinand

is urging his former club

Manchester United

to do whatever they can to put pen to paper with either one of those two legends.

"

Manchester United were playing catch up from everybody last season,"

Ferdinand told the 

FIVE YouTube

channel. 

"

They finished 30 points behind Liverpool last season, now they’re above them.

“That’s a big, big achievement in that sense. We were not sitting there last season thinking Manchester United would win the league this season or be up there. 

"Four or five weeks ago we were saying that, so I see that as a massive step in the right direction. Is this team in a better position than they were last season? Yes they are. Is there still work to do? Yes there is. But I see progress. 

“I still see room for improvement, we definitely need to buy a centre-back, a commanding centre-back with pace, please!

"I think [Edinson] Cavani, yes, he’s a good stop-gap but [United need] a centre-forward. If people like Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe are available, you can’t allow them to go somewhere else and you need to move heaven and earth to get them here. 

"Manchester United are used to having superstars and those boys would change the narrative at this football club, that’s how good they are. 

"There’s room for improvement and opportunity to improve this squad, there’s players out there available, it seems. We need to be in the mix.”


source: SportMob
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