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Man United legend advises Premier League rivals to sign top-flight winger

Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand has advised his former team and their rivals at the top of the Premier League to sign Swansea City wideman Jefferson Montero.

Despite enduring a tricky maiden campaign in the top flight, the Ecuador wideman has been one of the early stars of the new season.

He was a mesmerising presence in the Swans’ opener against Chelsea, where he took Branislav Ivanovic to pieces, and was a key influence as Garry Monk’s side secured an impressive 2-2 draw.

The international also shone against Newcastle United this weekend as the Welsh outfit registered their first victory of the season.

Montero contributed the assist for Andre Ayew’s goal—the Swans’ second—and also hit the woodwork at the end of the first period.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, ex-United centre-back Ferdinand has noted that if he were the manager of one of the Premier League’s top four clubs—Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and his former employers, United—he would waste little time in signing the 25-year-old.

Indeed, it’s easy to see Montero fitting in at United, who have offloaded Nani already this season, and could do with the explosive wideman to bring some directness in wide areas.

The player featured for the likes of Villarreal, Real Betis and Levante, before moving to South Wales after spending two years in Mexico with Morelia.

Montero managed 30 appearances last season, contributing seven assists and one goal, although it’s worth noting that only half of his outings (15) were from the start. However, his early showings this term suggest that he will be a much more regular starter for Monk’s outfit this term.

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