Ferdinand hails Jimenez and says Wolves star would improve United

‘I wouldn’t say no. He’s something different to what they’ve got and scores all types of goals’: Rio Ferdinand hails Raul Jimenez and believes Wolves striker would improve Manchester United’s attack next term

Rio Ferdinand has suggested the signing of Wolves striker Raul Jimenez would improve Manchester United’s frontline this summer. 

The Mexican has netted 26 club goals this season and showcased his quality once more by netting a fantastic volley in the 1-1 draw at Burnley last week.

Now Ferdinand, who played for the United between 2002 and 2014, believes former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should bid to bring the forward to Old Trafford

Rio Ferdinand believes old club Manchester United would benefit from signing Raul Jimenez

‘I think Wolves will do well to keep hold of him,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport. 

‘I think he’s a player with immense talent and I think his goalscoring record over the last two years has been really good.

‘Before that his record was a bit shady, but he has come to the Premier League and hit the ground running. He’s been a breath of fresh air. 

Striker Raul Jimenez has scored 26 goals in 52 Wolves appearances in the 2019-20 season

As you can tell, he seems a great character around the place, and for a top club, I wouldn’t be surprised if they are sniffing. 

‘We’ve seen it in the media reports in the last few days that clubs are looking. 

When asked wether he would like to see Jimenez join Manchester United, Ferdinand said: ‘I wouldn’t say no at all. I think he’s something different to what they’ve got.

Ferdinand hailed the excellend technique displayed by the Mexican in scoring goal at Burnley

‘What I like about him is he scores all types of goals. He’s at the back post heading things and bullying defenders, and he can score tremendous goals like that (against Burnley) out of nothing.’ 

Jimenez scored 31 goals in 120 appearances for Benfica but has netted 43 goals in 96 games for Wolves, joining on a permanent £30m deal in 2019.  

The Mexico international also helped to keep Wolves’ hopes of European qualification alive on Monday evening by starring in the 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace. 

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