Rio Ferdinand replies when asked if Man United should sign 24-year-old
The Manchester United legend would rather the Red Devils keep David De Gea than buy Jan Oblak
Rio Ferdinand would rather Manchester United keep David De Gea rather than sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
The Slovenia international has produced a series of impressive performances to help los Rojiblancos reach the Champions League semi-finals.
However, the shot stopper’s heroics were not good enough to help Atletico overturn a first-leg deficit after losing 4-2 to Real Madrid on aggregate.
Manchester United number one De Gea has been heavily linked with a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.
The Spain international has been a long-term target for the Champions League finalists despite signing a new long-term deal with Manchester United in 2015.
Oblak has been touted as a potential replacement for De Gea should a return to the Spanish capital materialise at the end of the season.
Asked during BT Sport’s coverage whether De Gea could move to Real Madrid and Oblak complete a switch to Atletico Madrid, Ferdinand simply said: “I hope not.”
Manchester United signed De Gea from Atletico Madrid in 2011.