Rio Ferdinand wants ‘ruthless’ Man United summer signings

The Manchester United legend claims Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the only player with a ruthless streak at Old Trafford

Man United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic Photo: Hublot

Rio Ferdinand has urged Jose Mourinho to add more ruthless players to his Manchester United squad in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils won the Europa League trophy without injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Wednesday night thanks to Manchester United’s 2-0 win against Eredivisie giants Ajax.

Manchester United have struggled in the Premier League in their first season under Mourinho after succumbing to a staggering 15 stalemates in the 2016-17 campaign.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic moved to the Red Devils in a free transfer from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain last summer to add much-needed firepower to the squad.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand claimed that Ibrahimovic is the only player in Mourinho’s current squad with a ruthless streak.

“They have to get a ruthless streak,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic really is the only person who has come with a real return of goals this season. That can’t happen if they want to be a successful team in Premier League next year.”

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Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table and 24 points behind champions Chelsea.

The Red Devils were 3-2 winners against Premier League side Southampton in the EFL Cup final at Wembley back in February.

Manchester United finished the season with two trophies.

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