Rio Ferdinand could be back in the Premier League next season, much to the amusement of Newcastle fans.

The former Manchester United defender is in line for a return to Old Trafford, with the Daily Mail reporting that he is a candidate to become their new Sporting Director.

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In that role, he’ll be overseeing the recruitment at Manchester United, which has been woeful in recent years. The report states that the Manchester United hierarchy have been impressed with his ‘analytical approach’ whilst on punditry duty on BT Sport.

Analytical approach? Really?

Clearly they missed Rio’s opinions on transfer proceedings at Newcastle.

Ferdinand’s transfer strategy at Old Trafford confirmed?

The ex defender was on punditry duty for Newcastle’s game against Chelsea in January, and gave an interesting defence to Mike Ashley’s ownership of Newcastle.

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“He wants to sell the club, why should he go and spend millions of pounds,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport (January 12th).

“Spend £30million on a striker, £30million on a midfielder – as he is trying to sell the club – both of them get injured. £60million down the drain. Would you do that?”

So Ferdinand’s strategy is ‘don’t buy any players because they might get injured’. I’m sure that’ll see the Red Devils get back to their glorious best.

Newcastle fans have been quick to react to the news that Ferdinand is apparently in line for the Sporting Director job at Old Trafford, intrigued to see if he applies the same approach to his beloved Manchester United.

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Newcastle fans react to Ferdinand rumour

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