Rio Ferdinand has vented his frustration at Manchester United’s lack of progress in the transfer window and he urges to club to follow Chelsea’s lead and start opening the chequebook.
United have spent most of their efforts this summer trying to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
The German club slapped a £108million price tag on the 20-year-old’s head, which is proving difficult to meet.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has only been boosted by one arrival this window in as Donny van de Beek signed from Ajax.
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In contrast, Frank Lampard has been backed with over £200m of talent arriving at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have captured Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Kai Havertz to strengthen their Premier League title hopes.
And Ferdinand wants United to show the same ambition instead of dragging out negotiations.
“Frank (Lampard) has made 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 the Man United fans.
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“Sancho was talked about months ago.
“Still not done, it’s so frustrating, I’m not saying deals are easy to be done but Chelsea are showing deals can be done if you put the money down and it’s all done in the right way.”
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Meanwhile, Gary Neville has urged United to start looking at plan B to stop wasting time on Sancho.
“Like everyone else they had three months off because of coronavirus, so I don’t think it should be the case they didn’t have the resource or time to get things done,” Neville told the Daily Mail.
“Chelsea got their business done, [Manchester] City have got three or four pieces done. I don’t think timing’s the issue.
“It’s just a thing with United that every time they go for a player in the last four, five, six years it feels they are a little bit desperate.
“They think they can hang on but they always pay it [the asking price] in the end.
“That’s sometimes where I think you can take control, give a hard deadline and say ‘we’re moving away from this deal’.”
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