Rio Ferdinand reveals two players Man Utd must sign in the summer transfer window

Ferdinand's two transfer suggestions for Manchester United come in midfield
Ferdinand's two transfer suggestions for Manchester United come in midfield / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand has stated that the Red Devils must sign a minimum of two midfielders in the upcoming summer transfer window if they are to have any kind of shot at a trophy next season.

The Red Devils will be having a pretty busy summer transfer window with a lot of players leaving the club, thus seeing an influx of new stars at Old Trafford.

A number of midfield targets have already been linked with the club with recent rumours suggesting Declan Rice to be Manchester United's prime target this summer.

Rio does believe Rice to be one player United need to sign and apart from the West Ham star, the Red Devils should also go for Aston Villa's John McGinn to strengthen up their midfield.

On being asked about McGinn and Rice being signed in the same window, while speaking on his FIVE YouTube channel, Rio revealed he'd be happy to see the two stars arrive at Old Trafford.

"Yeah, massively [be happy with the two signings]. I think you’re getting two good characters. I think character is one of the main elements that we need – obviously you look for a certain amount of class and quality in the players. But I think you need to build the right characters within this squad going forward if you’re going to improve – get the culture right at the football club."

Ferdinand added, "You need players to drive that, so if you’re buying and are in the recruitment team this year, I think that’s a big element that needs to be addressed. I think some would say, “oh John McGinn not a sexy enough signing etcetera, but I think he’s a very good player and by all accounts a very good lad, a great professional, not afraid to say what he wants to say to people to get the best out of them.

"He’d be good in that element and on the pitch I think he would be good enough. Is he going to elevate us to being Champions League and Premier League winners? Probably not based on just ability, but I think character stands for a lot in this game."

Speaking about Declan Rice, Ferdinand concluded, "I’ve said enough about him. I love this player, I love this guy. If you’re any of the top teams, if you're West Ham, you want to build a team around him."