Soccer NewsMonday 16th July 2018

Manchester United URGED to seal transfer of future Ballon d'Or winner

Manchester United URGED to seal transfer of future Ballon d'Or winner

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand dropped a not-so-subtle hint in his old club’s direction in terms of pursuing the transfer of Kylian Mbappe.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward has just had an outstanding World Cup with France as he scored in Sunday’s 4-2 final victory over Croatia.

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In doing so, Mbappe became the first teenager since Pele to score in a World Cup final, and there is no doubt now that the 19-year-old is very much destined for a big career.

Having made his breakthrough at Monaco the season before last, Mbappe has gone from strength to strength and really delivered on the big stage this summer with Les Bleus.

Ferdinand is a huge fan of the France international, saying he’s sure he’s destined to win the Ballon d’Or before long, and saying he hopes United are pursuing him.

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Kylian Mbappe scored in France’s World Cup final win over Croatia

The Daily Mirror did recently claim there is some interest from the Red Devils in Mbappe depending on his situation at PSG in the near future, and it’s a move that would certainly have the blessing of Ferdinand.

‘He is the guy who will be standing up on that Ballon d’Or podium in years to come. Easy,’ the former England international told BBC Sport.

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What a stat from France wonderkid Kylian Mbappe

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‘I hope my old club are chasing him. He has that connection with Paul Pogba too.’

And he’s far from the only one thinking this after Mbappe’s display yesterday, with various fans on Twitter also expressing their desire to see Mbappe at Old Trafford…

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