RIO FERDINAND reckons signing Declan Rice or Saul Niguez would give Manchester United a major boost following their Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho swoops.
The Old Trafford hero believes his old side need more options to choose from in the middle of the pitch.
Sancho, 21 and Varane, 28, are United’s latest summer additions with the club splashing an eye-watering £115million to bring in the former Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid aces.
West Ham skipper Rice, 22, and Atletico star Niguez, 26, have both been linked with possible switches to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Niguez helped his club seal their eleventh LaLiga title – and their second in seven years – after making 33 top-flight appearances last term.
Meanwhile Rice was pivotal in helping West Ham achieve European football last season and then starred for England on their run to the Euro 2020 final.
On his FIVE channel on Youtube, Ferdinand, 42, said: “I think if the right player becomes available for the right price, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go and get him.
“The problem is who is out there and who could be a good fit?
"Saul Niguez would be a perfect fit and his asking price was £160m a couple of years ago, now it's more like £40-50m.
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“I think Declan Rice would be a massive addition to this squad. I'm a massive fan of his. I would love to see him keep progressing.
“He was brilliant for England in the summer. I think if West Ham keep him they've done unbelievably well.
"I think he does well staying at West Ham or if he goes.”
Manchester United would have to fork out around £80m for Rice should they decide to swoop for the England star whose contract runs until June 2024.
It is thought Niguez would cost United £41m if they were to attempt to sign the LaLiga player.
Red Devils gaffer Solskjaer is yet to rule out the possibility of additional summer buys.
After the club’s 5-1 against Leeds on Saturday the United boss said: “I can’t say we’re going to do more.
“‘I think anything from now is a bonus. You never know in football, but that would be a bonus.”
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