Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has admitted he was left disappointed after the club failed to sign midfielder Bruno Fernandes this summer.
The 24-year-old was sternly linked with a move to Old Trafford. With several reports claiming the deal was done, and only held up by paper works.
However, the move failed to materialize, and Bruno Fernandes remained at Sporting Lisbon, for now at least. With United reluctant to meet with the player’s asking price this summer.
Apparently, it’s not just fans that were left disappointed by the failed move. As Rio Ferdinand opened up on the decision he believes Man Utd may live to regret.
“I love the fact that he’s invested his belief on [Marcus] Rashford and [Anthony] Martial by getting rid of [Romelu] Lukaku.” Rio Ferdinand said on BT Sport.
“I was surprised he didn’t go into the midfielder area. I would have loved the idea of Bruno Fernandes.
“He must be looking to rekindle Paul Pogba’s form. They need to have a performance against Chelsea that shows they are on the right track.”
As well as missing out of Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United were also left wanting in a proposed deal for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.
As the red devils failed to make any deadline day move. Ending the summer with just three signings in Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James and Harry Maguire.