Sir Alex Ferguson makes transfer recommendation to Manchester United
Legendary former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has told Manchester United to sign Peterborough wonderkid Ronnie Edwards
However, has also been linked with Tottenham and Brentford, according to Daily Express.
Edwards has caught the eye of Ferguson while playing for Championship side Peterborough
Managed by Sir Alex Ferguson’s son, Darren, The 18-year-old broke into the first team at Posh towards the end of last season
Moreover, has played the full 90 minutes in their last three Championship games.
Ferguson has watched the young defender in action several times and has told Manchester United football director John Murtough to sign him.
Peterborough owner Barry Fry revealed he recommended the player to head coach Darren Ferguson
Believes his club could eventually sell him for £20million.
“Ronnie is a Rolls Royce,” Fry told the Peterborough Telegraph. “We knew that when we signed him”
“I used to watch a lot of under 18s football at Barnet as well as Posh and I told the gaffer about him”
“And when we brought him in for a game Darren watched him for 20 minutes and told me to sign him”
“Spurs were watching him at the time and Brentford were very keen on him”
“In fact Brentford were so upset when we did the deal they complained to the FA!”
“It’s no secret how highly Ronnie is rated by other clubs and by the England set up,” he said.
“We had 18 Premier League scouts watching him play for the under 23s at our stadium”
“Ronnie is money in the bank for the club. He’s a certainty to have an outstanding career in the game”
“but there’s no better place, and no better manager than Darren Ferguson, to help him develop quickly.”
Fry added: “We want to thrive and prosper in the Championship so selling our better players is not an option”
“A couple of good seasons in the Championship would make him worth £10million to £20million”
“There will become a time when we can’t stand in his way as he’d make life-changing money like Ivan Toney as a Premier League player.”