Rio Ferdinand names the two areas Man United must strengthen this summer

Rio Ferdinand has urged Manchester United to sign Jadon Sancho and a new centre-back this summer in order to challenge for the Premier League next term.

The Red Devils finished in second place behind rivals Manchester City in the Premier League this season.

Though they can finish their campaign with silverware if they beat Villarreal in tonight’s Europa League final.

United had an underwhelming transfer window last summer, leaving it until the final day to sign Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles and Amad Diallo after missing out on Sancho.

And Ferdinand believes they need to put it right this summer by signing Sancho, as well as a central defender to partner Harry Maguire.

‘You don’t want it to be underwhelming recruitment,’ Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel.

‘It’s not just about who we want, it’s about who wants to sell. Dortmund needed Sancho [this season] – he was brilliant from Christmas on, to qualify for the Champions League.

‘He’s been magnificent Sancho. If he comes to Man Utd he’ll light this place up. Sancho is one i’d love to see to come to United.

‘I also think we need a centre half. People talk about central midfield but I think we’ve got enough bodies in there to be able to do alright and do enough. With a top centre-back we can go on to really compete.

‘You see what the impact of a top centre-back does, look at what Dias has done at City. ‘

If you get the centre half to play alongside Maguire who is quick, do you need to play two holders then? You don’t.

‘Even with Pogba in there or McTominay in there as the one to get the ball to people to create. I just want to see one holder, rather than two.’

Despite Ferdinand’s complaints, Fred and Scott McTominay look set to partner one another in central midfield for tonight’s game against Villarreal.

Should Paul Pogba start, the midfielder will be pushed out onto the left wing and one of Mason Greenwood or Marcus Rashford will miss out on a starting spot.

Solskjaer’s biggest dilemma comes in goal, with the Norwegian is yet to decide who to start between picking Dean Henderson or David De Gea.