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Rio Ferdinand confident Man Utd will move for Jadon Sancho this summer

Daniel Feliciano
May 12, 2021, 12:15 PM GMT+1
Jadon Sancho is being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford once again
Jadon Sancho is being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford once again / Pool/Getty Images

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand is confident that the club will move for Jadon Sancho this summer to fill their right-wing position.

The Borussia Dortmund man was linked heavily with a move to Old Trafford last summer, with rumours rumbling on for months about a potential return to the Premier League.

In the end, however, the deal never happened, with Dortmund refusing to sell when United failed to make a bid of a sufficient amount to convince them to part ways with their dazzling wide man.

Jadon Sancho
The 21-year-old is the perfect option out wide for the Reds / Pool/Getty Images

Manchester United managed to do pretty well without him this season, reaching the Europa League final and securing Champions League football for next season while the Bundesliga side are struggling to confirm it for themselves.

Now though, six-time Premier League winner Ferdinand believes the club will go back in for him to further strengthen the squad ahead of next season. Speaking on BT Sport (as quoted by Metro) after United's 2-1 defeat to Leicester confirmed Manchester City as champions, Ferdinand said: "I do [think United will try to sign Sancho], yeah, if he’s available.

Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford
Could these two be team-mates at club level next season? / Robin Jones/Getty Images

"From what you read in the media, they probably had a deal behind closed doors that he’s got one more season there that he gives them, then he’ll be eligible to go for the right price. If he is available, I think Manchester United go for him.

"The right-wing area, Mason [Greenwood] can play there, he’s been effective there, but they want someone out-and-out, who can cross for the likes of Mason, [Edinson] Cavani and [Marcus] Rashford. I think those two positions, after Cavani signed [a new deal], I don’t think they’ll go in the market for a number nine – right-wing and centre-half."

It's believed that Sancho will cost considerably less this summer than Dortmund were asking for last year, with a reported asking price of just £75million down from £109million.