Rio Ferdinand, a Manchester United legend, has urged Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham to join the club.
Ferdinard urged Jude to choose Manchester United over Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Manchester City, who are currently leading the race to sign him in the upcoming transfer window.
The Reds legend, who spoke about the 19-year-old on BBC, said, “If you put the two teams on a graph, Manchester United are going in one direction and Liverpool have stagnated.”
He further stated, “I wouldn’t say Liverpool are in decline, but other teams are catching them up and maybe going beyond them.
“If I’m a player, says Jude Bellingham or Declan Rice – two of the most in-demand English midfielders that may get moves this summer – and someone says, ‘Manchester United or Liverpool, where are you going?’, forget my Manchester United ties, I have to go with United right now.
“The way the team looks, the way the squad is shaping up, the way the managers are navigating their teams’ fortunes, and who I see being more successful in the upcoming future – I really would be sitting on the side of United.”
The German side are reportedly willing to sell Jude for a fee of £132 million if they are to sell him this summer.