Rio Ferdinand urges Man United to sign Kylian Mbappe

Man United legend Rio Ferdinand wants the Red Devils to sign France star Kylian Mbappe this summer

Man United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand has pleaded with Manchester United to make an offer to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe this summer.

The France international is facing an uncertain future at PSG given the Ligue 1 champions have found themselves in trouble with Uefa’s financial fair play rules.

Mbappe became the second-most expensive player of all time last summer after PSG paid £165m to sign Mbappe on loan with view to a permanent transfer at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Champions League holders Real Madrid have been linked with a stunning swoop to sign the World Cup winner as los Blancos look to add a galatico to their team following Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit.

Manchester United have been listed as a potential suitor for Mbappe, although the Red Devils appear to have set their sights on Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale this summer.

Former England and Manchester United defender Ferdinand is desperate to see Mbappe at Old Trafford ahead of the new Premier League season.

“He is the guy who will be standing up on that Ballon d’Or podium in years to come. Easy,” Ferdinand told BBC Sport. “I hope my old club are chasing him. He has that connection with Paul Pogba too.”

Mbappe scored in France’s 4-2 win over Croatia to win their second World Cup trophy on Sunday.

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last season before a 1-0 loss to Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

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