Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has backed the club to sign Barcelona’s Frenkie De Jong because the midfielder has intentions of coming to Old Trafford this summer.
Ferdinand also believes Manchester United still have a good chance of signing De Jong, or else they would have distanced themselves from the situation.
Man United are trying to sign De Jong and it is believed Barcelona are willing to accept their offer, but the Dutch star wants to stay in Spain.
De Jong previously played under new Man United manager Erik ten Hag at Ajax.
“If Man Utd had an inkling that he was not looking to come to Man Utd, I don’t think they would still be in the race,” Ferdinand tells Mirror Football.
“I don’t think they would be in the conversation – they would distance themselves straight away.
“The fact Man Utd have not distanced themselves – and the relationship Erik ten Hag will have with Frenkie de Jong from their time together at Ajax – says to me the player still has the intentions to come to Man Utd.
“But the situation is not as clear cut as that, as we can see. For me, it’s not ideal. Man Utd have got a couple of problems going on at the moment in the transfer window. Man City and Liverpool, [it’s been] plain sailing. They have got their business done, they’re fine, they are working towards the start of the season from a much cleaner base.”