Rio Ferdinand dismisses Jadon Sancho transfer fears and says Man Utd can't have enough top strikers

RIO FERDINAND has dismissed fears Manchester United don't need Jadon Sancho – saying the club can never have enough top forwards.

The Red Devils have now missed the deadline set by Borussia Dortmund to sign the £108million-rated England star.

The German giants insisted United make their move before August 10 so as to not interfere with their pre-season plans.

Man Utd failed to launch a bid, with the club hoping to pay just £60m-£70m up front, with the remainder paid in instalments and incentives.

But Ferdinand has admitted he still wants Man Utd to push for Sancho – even though some critics have claimed they no longer need him with their front-three on fire since the restart.

Sancho, 20, is now in Switzerland with his Dortmund team-mates as their pre-season plans for 2020-21 got underway.

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Despite that, when asked who he wanted Man Utd to sign this summer, Ferdinand – speaking on BT Sport – said: "Same as everyone.

"Jadon Sancho. A bit of flair."

With United's front-three of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood in red-hot form, host James Richardson questioned the club's need for another forward.

But an adamant Ferdinand replied: "I don't care.

"You can never have enough of them, Man Utd – back in the day – always had four strikers.

"They were all battling it out to play and all played a role at any given part of the season.

"You need that."

Sancho may now need to force a move away should he want to head to Old Trafford.

The winger had his heart set on a switch to United, believing last week the deal could get done.

But the deal has now hit a brick wall leaving Sancho feeling helpless – and faced with the dilemma of putting in a transfer request or demanding to leave.

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