Rio Ferdinand wants Man United to sign players who can do these two things

The Manchester United legend discusses what new signings need to bring to Jose Mourinho's team this summer

Man United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand has urged Jose Mourinho to only sign players who can set the Manchester United team alight and have a positive influence at Old Trafford.

The Manchester United boss is facing a crucial transfer window as Mourinho looks to build upon the progress that he has made at the club over the past 12 months.

Mourinho finished the season with three trophies after winning the Community Shield at the start of the campaign before beating Southampton in the EFL Cup at Wembley in February.

Manchester United were 2-0 winners against Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday night to lift the Europa League trophy for the first time in the club’s history.

The Red Devils secured their place in next season’s Champions League thanks to winning the Europa League, which was Mourinho’s objective at the start of the 2016-17 season.

Naturally Mourinho has already been linked with a host of potential signings in the summer transfer window ahead of the start of the 2017-18 campaign.

But Ferdinand had some advice for the Manchester United manager before opening his cheque book this summer.

“They need players who are going to set this team alight,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“They need players who are going to influence this team in a positive way next season. It is going to be a really exciting transfer window.”

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