Rio Ferdinand reveals why Bellingham’s move to Man Utd failed


Jude Bellingham did not sign for Manchester United because the club refused to promise him a starting position according to Rio Ferdinand.

The England international, 20, joined Borussia Dortmund three years ago after leaving Birmingham.

But it is widely known that he was in talks to join Man Utd, with the Red Devils even asking Sir Alex Ferguson to talk to him.

Bellingham also had a tour of the Old Trafford grounds before settling on Dortmund.

Man Utd lined up at the start of the 2020/21 season with a midfield trio of Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.

They lost their opening Premier League game 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace. But fans would have been stunned if Bellingham lined up alongside Pogba and Fernandes.

However, the English club failed to secure the Englishman’s services. who scored 24 goals and made 25 assists in 132 games for Dortmund.


Then in the summer he joined Real Madrid where he has started the season in remarkable fashion, scoring 13 goals and providing three assists in 13 games.

And Ferdinand has now revealed where things went wrong for Man Utd during negotiations over a deal with Bellingham.

Do you know what I heard? He wanted a guarantee to be a first-team player and United were not willing to give him that guarantee, that’s what I heard from a very good source,” said Ferdinand first.

“He wasn’t guaranteed to be in the first team and he said, ‘you know what, I know my worth and if you don’t value me the way I see myself, I’m going to have to run and go. to another club'”, concluded the former Man Utd player.