Rio Ferdinand believes Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be a 'fantastic signing' for Manchester United if they are not able to sign either Harry Kane or Erling Haaland this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are keen on signing a striker when the transfer window opens, and have been linked to Tottenham talisman Kane, and Borussia Dortmund wunderkind, Haaland. However, the competition for both players is tough, and with the possibility of them being outbid, Ferdinand has urged United to consider Calvert-Lewin as an affordable alternative.
Speaking on his FIVE YouTube channel, Ferdinand said: "Listen Dominic Calvert-Lewin for me I love him. 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 (Flippo) 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."
Before adding: "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."
The Everton striker offers plenty of quality and has scored 19 goals in 32 games this season. He has also had an impressive start to his England career with four goals in his first seven caps.