Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed that two Manchester United defenders are pushing to leave the Red Devils this summer.
Manchester United currently has four centers back Rafael Varane, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire, and Eric Bailly. Erik Ten Hag is in the transfer window trying to sign another center-back.
The Red Devils were recently rejected by Ajax defender Jurrien Timber. The Dutch international has decided to stay with Ajax for another year with the world just around the corner.
However, Rio Ferdinand Believes two of Manchester United center half could leave before the transfer window closes.
What did Rio Ferdinand say?
The former England international and BT Sports said via his Youtube channel Vibe with Five: “I’ll be interested to see what Ten Hag does in that area.
“We’re talking about the young lad, Timber, at Ajax, a small center-half. I’ll be interested to see what happens with Varane, Lindelof, and Maguire, Eric Bailly as well, I think one or two of those will go.”
Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand claims Rafael Varane will be shocked at the level of standards at Manchester United following a terrible season with the Red Devils.
The Former Manchester United defender added: “He went from one team, the honors there tell you it was a functioning team at the top level, all players playing to their maximum consistently, and went into an absolute reverse situation where the team has zero functionality, no confidence, no guidance and no structure of where they’re going.
“He went into an alien scenario where he’s going, ‘I have not seen this since youth team football’.
“To go from that world-class operating and culture and standard on a daily basis to what is at Manchester United is a huge, huge shift.
“He’s probably sitting there like a rabbit in the headlights thinking, ‘Wow, what is this?’
“He hasn’t been the player we expected him to be when he came here, he would tell you that, but he couldn’t tell you anything else. ‘I think he’ll be saying, ‘I’ve got to up levels next year, I need help, I need teammates’.
“He’s probably realized, because as players when you’re at your best form and you’re winning, sometimes the ego talks loud, ‘I’m a massive part of why we are what we are’. When really, you all need each other as much as one another, you need teammates to be the best.
“Messi, Ronaldo, Zidane, Ronaldinho, these players do not do what they do without teammates, when they accept these accolades and these awards they always thank teammates straight away because they know that, you need them, without them you’re not the superstar and the figure you are.”