Rio Ferdinand slams the board at Manchester United as he criticises the lack of transfer activity at Old Trafford so far this summer.
Donny van de Beek has been the only incoming transfer thus far after signing from Ajax for a reported £40m, something which has left United fans across the globe feeling frustrated.
Rumours of a deal for Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon were quashed on Tuesday night as it was revealed that Tottenham Hotspur had secured a deal for the Spanish international, including a buyback clause, while the Jadon Sancho saga rumbles on.
Ferdinand, who was once tipped to become Director of Football at United, has cited Chelsea’s transfer success this summer as evidence of how easy life should be in the transfer market.
“Frank Lampard has been signing players like it’s the norm, like it’s easy – water off a duck’s back,” Ferdinand said during an appearance on the Five YouTube Channel.
“The difference in the way Chelsea have done their business compared to say my team Man United…there is no noise, there’s nothing going on, all you’re seeing is bang, deal.”
“Little bit of talk, bang deal. That is what’s frustrating for me and all Man Utd fans.”
The ex-Reds’ defender is alluding to the fact that Chelsea have spent around £200m this summer on the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech with no sagas and minimal fuss.
Ed Woodward on the other hand has reportedly spent the whole summer chasing a deal for Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, but currently looks further away from completing the deal than ever before.