Man Utd Told To Sign “Dominant” Defender To Compliment Victor Lindelof And Harry Maguire
Manchester United could pick up the perfect partner for Harry Maguire for a cut-price fee when the transfer window opens this summer after Bournemouth were relegated from the Premier League…………………………………Man Utd Told To Sign “Dominant” Defender To Compliment Victor Lindelof And Harry Maguire
Manchester United have been told to sign Nathan Ake this summer.
The Bournemouth defender failed to stop Eddie Howe’s side from slipping into the Championship in his fourth season with the club, but he looks unlikely to remain at Dean Court for the new campaign.
Chelsea missed their chance to bring the Netherlands international back to the club which has allowed other clubs to freely inquire – which has caught the eye of former United defender Gary Pallister.
Pallister, who won four Premier League titles with the club between 1993 and 1997, has mentioned the form of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof in his thinking.
“I like Ake. I think he looks the part,” Pallister told United’s official YouTube channel.
“He looks a physically strong lad, he’s got pace, he’s not bad on the ball.
“I think he was linked with Manchester City – they’re obviously looking for another centre-half, they’ve had problems at the back. So who knows.
“But he’s someone I’ve looked at at Bournemouth and I’ve been impressed by him. For me, he looks the part.”
“Lindelof has had a really good season as well,” he then added.
“I think after his first year we looked at him and thought, ‘Has he really got the physicality for the Premier League?’
“He’s not as dominant as Harry but I think he’s complimenting him. He’s got the hang of the Premier League now, the physicality of it, the pace of it. I think he’s gone strength to strength.
“But I still think we need another big, powerful, dominant centre-half at the club.