Rio Ferdinand raves about Aston Villa star after Man United question
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand admits he would like to see Aston Villa’s John McGinn join the Old Trafford club.
McGinn is having another great season at Villa Park and would be on the radar of other clubs, including Man United.
After being asked if he would be happy to see West Ham’s Declan Rice and McGinn move to Old Trafford, he told YouTube channel FIVE: “Yeah, massively. I think you get two good characters.
“I think character is one of the main things we need – obviously you’re looking for a certain class and quality in players.
“But I think you have to create the right characters within this team in the future if you want to improve – set up the culture of the football club and you need players to drive it, so if you buy and are on the scouting team this year, I think that’s an important thing that needs to be addressed.
“I think some people would say, ‘oh John McGinn isn’t a sexy enough signing’, but I think he’s a really good player and obviously a really good lad, a great professional, who hasn’t afraid to say what he wants to say to people to get the most out of it.
“He would be good in that element and on the pitch I think he would be good enough. Will he elevate us to Champions League and Premier League winners?
“Probably not based on ability alone, but I think the character represents a lot in this game.”
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