What Rio Ferdinand said about Man Utd target Jadon Sancho

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has spoken out on the club’s interest in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

The former United defender hailed the England international “the best younger player on earth”.

Speaking on the BBC, Rio Ferdinand said: “Jadon Sancho is the best young player on the planet bar none. He is fantastic. If he does come he’ll be an added value in terms of quality no doubt.

“Manchester United need top players who are going to have an effect on their first XI and I think Jadon Sancho falls into that category.

“If you look at successful United sides over the years, successful periods, there were players fighting for every position and if you substitute one out and you brought one in there was no change in the quality or the output.”

Sancho has recently reiterated his commitment to Borussia Dortmund, saying that he loves playing for the German side.