Man Utd urged to sign Everton defender John Stones

Alan Tonge is urging Man Utd to sign John Stones as a long-term replacement for Rio Ferdinand

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Manchester United should attempt to sign Everton defender John Stones as a long-term replacement for Rio Ferdinand, according to Alan Tonge.

The England international impressed in Everton’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Stones was the subject of a bid from defending Premier League champions Chelsea in the summer transfer window, but the Toffees rejected the Blues’s advances.

However, former United star Tonge believes Stones would be the perfect replacement for Ferdinand after the Red Devils legend quit Old Trafford in 2013 before he retired last year.

Stones, 21, has made 18 appearances in all competitions for Everton so far this season.

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The England defender moved to the Toffees in a £3m deal from Barnsley in 2013 United have only conceded 17 goals in 20 Premier League games this season after their 2-1 victory over Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

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