The ex-England striker was in his usual position as the broadcaster’s anchor host for tonight’s Champions League semi-final first-leg between Spurs and Ajax in North London, and he wasn’t afraid to hint at the fact Ferdinand has recently been linked with becoming a sporting director at his former club, Manchester United.
With the Red Devils badly struggling at the back this season, a centre-half will be high on the shopping list, and Ajax’s brilliant teenager Matthijs de Ligt was mentioned as a potential candidate to move to Old Trafford by Lineker.
However, he asked Ferdinand the question in a way which could get United fans thinking – and hoping – that both de Ligt and Ferdinand are on their way to the Theatre of Dreams this summer:
So, would splashing out on de Ligt make all the difference in United’s defence?
And do you reckon Ferdinand could soon be returning to his old team?
Let us know in the comments section below…