Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand says Jadon Sancho is exactly the type of player Manchester United should be targeting because the club need the very best.
The Red Devils have been in the market for the England international all summer but were told on Monday that they have no chance of landing him this month.
Dortmund chief Michael Zorc told the press that Sancho is training with his team-mates in Switzerland and will be a BVB player when the new season gets underway.
Man United missed Dortmund’s self-imposed August 10 deadline, with Red Devils top brass unprepared to pay Sancho’s full £108million price tag.
But Ferdinand wants to see his former club go in for the 20-year-old and make him a Manchester United player before next season.
Describing him as the “best” young player on the planet “bar none”, Ferdinand told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Manchester United should be in the market for the best players.
“He is fantastic. If he does come he’ll be an added value in terms of quality no doubt.
“Manchester United need top players who are going to have an effect on their first XI and I think Jadon Sancho falls into that category.
“If you look at successful Manchester United sides over the years, successful periods, there were players fighting for every position and if you substitute one out and you brought one in there was no change in the quality or the output.”