Rio Ferdinand Hails Man United’s Latest Signing: Transter’s Playing Style is Admirable
England international Mount is currently at Carrington undergoing a medical after the Red Devils agreed a £55million fee, plus a further £5m in add-ons, to sign the 24-year-old from Chelsea.
With just one year left on his contract and United’s first bid only coming in at £40m, there had been claims from some quarters that United had overpaid but Ferdinand has hit back at those suggestions – and reignited his feud with Arsenal fans in the process.
Speaking on his FIVE YouTube show, Ferdinand said: ‘I think Mason Mount is a very good signing. He’ll be a valuable member of the squad. He’s a good player, a top player, I love the way he plays football.
‘Every manager he has had – as a guide – has been nothing but positive about him, has loved having him, has been integral to everything that they’ve done. He had injuries last season so he tailed off a little bit in terms of numbers but the two seasons he did well at Chelsea they won the Champions League in one of them.
‘Goals, assists, chances created, runs from deep into the box, always a goal threat, impacts games, decisive player, has to play. When he gets back to that, last season I’d write off, more injuries than anything, loss of confidence maybe, but you get the Mason Mount over them after a couple of years at Chelsea, you get that in a red shirt at Manchester United, delightful.’