Rio Ferdinand: This is who I would sign at Man Utd...

⚽ Rio Ferdinand: This is who I would sign at Man Utd… ⚽

Rio Ferdinand has shortlisted six midfield players that would improve the Manchester United squad next season.

With Michael Carrick likely to be leaving at the end of the season, United will surely need to bring in a new midfield player over the summer and a number of names have already been linked with a move to Old Trafford during the past few months.

Ferdinand wants United boss Jose Mourinho to bring in a high-profile name to reinforce the Red Devils’ midfield and the ex-defender has named the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko, Fabinho, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Adrien Rabiot and Saul Niguez as the six players he would target if he was in charge of the club.

He told the Sunday Times: “Previous Mourinho teams contained powerhouses, guys who dominate physically.

“I see him going for that type in midfield, and United are linked with Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko. His midfield partner, Fabinho, is very good too.

“Carrick can continue having an influence but he’s 36 this summer and United need someone else who can dictate from deep. The types I’d go for are Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, but you’re not going to prise them from Real Madrid.

“I like Adrien Rabiot at Paris Saint-Germain, and Saul Niguez of Atletico Madrid is another candidate. These are top players and will cost an arm and a leg.”