Maguire or Alderweireld? Rio Ferdinand picks out who Man Utd should sign

Man Utd transfer news Toby Alderweireld is set for Manchester United

Man Utd transfer news Toby Alderweireld is set for Manchester United

The Bayern Munich defender spoke to United boss Jose Mourinho earlier this week to explain he was honoured by United's interest in him but would not be moving to Old Trafford.

"It is hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or didn't sell players but sometimes in football you need to behave differently".

"I don't like to talk about the players who are with other teams". People always ask: 'Why always Lukaku?' Well, now they know why always Lukaku, and why always this player and why always that player.

"I believe in the way that we work and I have no doubt we will be competitive, with or without signings". This summer we finish the lodge at the training ground. "We were not able to motivate ourselves".

The Germany worldwide was on a list of names that Mourinho gave to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward during the summer transfer window, but talks for Boateng never materialised until recently as the club were hopeful of landing one of their other targets.

A public declaration from Martial's agent Philippe Lamboley confirming his client wanted to leave United soon followed, with Tottenham given encouragement from the French striker's camp that he would welcome a move to north London.

According to a report in Goal, the Red Devils aren't going to exclusively depend on Alderweireld, and will continue to monitor other options, in any case the move for the 29-year-old fails.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged his former club to back the manager and sign Jose Mourinho's number one target.

It has been a summer of frustration for Tottenham fans and that frustration could turn to utter despair if the latest transfer rumour is to be believed.

"If you can't add a player that can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best players and I think that was a great job from the club to keep the best players and the manager".

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