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Ferdinand is happy Dybala did not join United

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The former Red Devils defender believes the club was better signing British players than trying to get Paulo Dybala from Juventus.

During the summer transfer window, Manchester United was trying to acquire Paulo Dybala’s services from Juventus.

But in the end, the club favored British footballers.

Which is something really good, according to former Red Devils player, Rio Ferdinand.

“A lot of players have declined to come to Man United in recent years. They’ve chosen somewhere else,” the United icon was quoted by Goal.

“But I don’t know how Dybala had the audacity to turn them down when he’s on the bench at Juventus. He needs to start playing some football.”

Ferdinand added: “Maybe he’s thinking: ‘I want to be Champions League or I’ll sit on the bench. I’d rather do that than play at Man United’.”

“Well, I’m happy he didn’t come then because you haven’t got the right minerals that I want in a Man United player!”

“I want someone who wants to come and thinks: ‘Man United need to get back to being a top team, I want to be the catalyst’. That’s the type of person you want to come through the door,” he said.

“Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] has gone with younger players. [Daniel] James and [Aaron] Wan-Bissaka are two young, young, young players with huge potential. They’re projects.”

“Wan-Bissaka a little bit less because he’s played in the Premier League, but James is a nice project for the long-term because he has that youth, that pace that can excite people,” he concluded.