Rio Ferdinand on the reasons why Jude Bellingham should choose Manchester United

‘I wouldn’t say Liverpool are in decline, but other teams are catching them up and maybe going beyond them'

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Rio Ferdinand on the reasons why Jude Bellingham should choose Manchester United

Jude Bellingham is one of the most interesting players on the football scene. This brilliant Borussia Dortmund midfielder has attracted the attention of European giants. Recently, he has been mentioned more and more as a new Liverpool player, but these are rumors and it is difficult to predict which direction his career will go and what his choice will be.

The legend of Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand believes that Bellingham should choose Manchester United and he also talked about the reasons for that; ‘If you put the two teams on a graph, Manchester United are going in one direction and Liverpool have stagnated,’ Ferdinand told BBC Radio 5 Live, as quoted by metro.co.uk

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Rio Ferdinand set an example and tried to be neutral.

He thinks that as a player he would choose United at this moment. Declan Rice is one of the players who is linked to Manchester United, but it is difficult that both players can become new members of United, considering that they are both defensive midfielders.

‘I wouldn’t say Liverpool are in decline, but other teams are catching them up and maybe going beyond them. If I’m a player, say Jude Bellingham or Declan Rice – two of the most in-demand English midfielders that may get moves this summer – and someone says, “Manchester United or Liverpool, where are you going?”, forget my Manchester United ties, I have to go with United right now.'

Ferdinand believes that United is going in the right direction and expects a bright future from them. ‘The way the team looks, the way the squad is shaping up, the way the managers are navigating their teams’ fortunes and who I see being more successful in the upcoming future – I really would be sitting on the side of United.’ We will see what the young midfielder will decide in the end. Perhaps neither of these two clubs will be his choice.

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