Rio Ferdinand offers advice to Jose Mourinho about Man United signings

The Manchester United legend backs Jose Mourinho to improve the squad in the summer transfer window

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Rio Ferdinand has backed Jose Mourinho to mould the Manchester United squad in his image with some new additions in the summer.

The Red Devils won the Europa League for the first time on Wednesday night thanks to a 2-0 win against Eredivisie giants Ajax in Stockholm.

Manchester United got their hands on the trophy thanks to goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba in the European showpiece.

Both Mkhitaryan and Pogba were signed in the 2016 summer transfer window as Mourinho added four new players to the squad that the Portuguese coach inherited from Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United’s Europa League triumph secured their return to the Champions League after a one-season absence.

Speaking to BT Sport about Manchester United’s potential transfer activity in the summer, former defender Ferdinand back Mourinho to improve the Red Devils squad.

“This next transfer window is crucial for Mourinho. Then we can say that this is his team,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“He is moulding it into to his team with the players he purchases in the summer transfer window. That’s why Champions League football was crucial.

“They’ve got it, so well done to them.”

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Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table after a mixed first season for Mourinho at Old Trafford.

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