Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has identified two players the club needs to sign after failing to beat Chelsea in the Premier League over the weekend.
Man United and Chelsea played a goalless draw in the Premier League on Sunday at the Stamford Bridge.
But Ferdinand now wants the Red Devils to sign a commanding centre-back and a centre-forward like Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe or Dortmund’s Erling Haaland this summer to ‘change the narrative’ at Old Trafford.
“Manchester United were playing catch up from everybody last season,” Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel.
“They finished 30 points behind Liverpool last season, now they are above them.
“That’s a big, big achievement in that sense. We were not sitting there last season thinking Manchester United would win the league this season or be up there.
“Four or five weeks ago, we were saying that, so I see that as a massive step in the right direction. 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.”