Rio Ferdinand reckons Manchester United or Liverpool should make a move to sign Man City winger Raheem Sterling now that he’s out “in the wilderness”.
Has the retired footballer turned pundit completely forgotten that United are already well-stocked in the attacking department, with only room for a striker next summer so long as Edinson Cavani moves on after his final year at the club?
However, Sterling has only started two of City’s six marches in all competitions so far this season. Pep Guardiola has obviously preferred others in attack but that leaves the player is an awkward situation.
The England star started at the weekend as City drew 0-0 at home with Southampton, but was not able to turn the game in Guardiola’s favour.
Ferdinand is “baffled” by Sterling’s fall from grace under Guardiola.
“Where is Raheem Sterling? He’s lost confidence because he’s been taken out of the team,” Ferdinand said on FIVE.
“He was the go-to guy when they needed a goal, for so many years, and now all of a sudden he’s in the wilderness.
“I’m baffled by it, I just don’t understand. With Pep, he gets things right more often than not, but with this one there must be clubs sitting there going ‘let’s see how this pans out because I would take Sterling all day!”
Ferdinand added that United or Liverpool should be monitoring Sterling’s situation but I can’t see United going down that route, and I’d highly doubt the Scousers would take him back now.
“If I’m Liverpool, I’d buy Sterling tomorrow … If I’m him, I wouldn’t go to Barcelona or Real Madrid right now, that’s why I said Liverpool … Man United will take him!”