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Rio Ferdinand tells Everton star Ben Godfrey how he pleaded to Man Utd to sign him

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand revealed to Everton star Ben Godfrey how he tried to get the Red Devils to sign the young defender.

The 23-year-old was a deadline-day signing for the Toffees, helping them sit three points off a European spot under Carlo Ancelotti.

Becoming a regular at left-back and centre-back, the England U21 international has earned plaudits for his performances.Godfrey’s rise with Everton comes after five seasons with Norwich, playing regularly in the Premier League during the 2019/20 season.And United’s Champions League-winning former defender has revealed he was so impressed with the 23-year-old that he put in a good word at Carrington to try and force a transfer.

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