Rio Ferdinand urge Manchester United to sign Mbappe or Haaland

Manchester United lacks adequate firepower upfront, and if we had better players like Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, we would be different class, according to club legend, Rio Ferdinand.

Ferdinand made this known recently, during his Vibe With Five podcast, where he also acknowledged the significant improvement we’ve had under Olé Gunnar Solskjaer.

In his own words: “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 stopgap but [we 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.”

United haven’t been linked with Mbappe yet, but there have been mentions of Haaland, who is currently doing well with Borussia Dortmund, although the Norwegian star will cost a significant amount of money if he’s to leave Germany.