Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has come out to back the club’s pursuit of Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, he believes Onana is the best replacement for David de Gea, so he expects the club to go for it this summer regardless of Inter Milan’s price.
Rio added that Pep Guardiola admitting to preparing for Onana ahead of the UCL final shows how good the goalie is.
His words, “Bids are going in, bruv. I think they’ll go for it. I think they’re gonna go for it, he’s someone they want to try and get. But the problem is Inter’s pricing. Manchester United haven’t got an open cheque book and the takeover won’t affect that in this window.”
“I spoke to Pep Guardiola in an interview days before the final and he was talking about playing against Onana, there’s not many goalkeepers you’ve got to prepare for! He’s almost like another player. He comes out, plays on the edge of his box, and he wants to be involved in the build-up, he’s a proper footballer. And he’s a great shot-stopper, he made a couple of great saves in the final. He’s a young keeper, I saw him at Ajax before. Edwin van der Sar, I spoke to numerous times about him, before Man United’s interest, and he waxed lyrical about him: New-age, a prototype-type goalkeeper. Proper. I’d be delighted if he comes, but my priority is a number nine.”
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