Manchester United have been told they must sign Tottenham’s Son Heung-min in order to emulate a key Sir Alex Ferguson transfer.
Almost 11 years on, United have only managed to secure knockout competition trophies such as the FA Cup, Europa League, and League Cup (x2) to keep their ability to win trophies alive, but the big hitters such as the League and Champions League trophies continue to allude them.
One reason for this is that United have failed to create a consistently winning and United team, something that Erik ten Hag is now trying to do.
United have failed to score on multiple occasions this season, with some pointing to new striker Rasmus Højlund for this, while others claim the club need to sign an experienced attacker such as Karim Benzema to help plug the gap.
However, former United striker Dwight Yorke believes that this is not the answer and that the club should instead be targeting Tottenham’s Son Heung-min or someone like him at the very least.
“I wouldn’t describe Rasmus Højlund as useless as I feel for the kid, and I know he arrived under very difficult circumstances. He probably has the potential, but he has nobody around him to teach him. There isn’t too much experience in this side,” Yorke told Footy Accumulators.
“I’m not going to point any fingers at Rasmus, and I’d never describe any professional player as useless, let alone a United one.
“Karim Benzema would offer a boatload of experience, but the club has already tried that strategy with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani. This approach works OK, as these players still have the occasional moment of magic in them, but that’s not where United need to be. They need to buy players like Son – players who can make a difference to your team.
Speaking further, Yorke alluded to the idea that signing Son would have parallels with the impact that Robin van Persie had on United in 2012, the summer before the club last won the league.
“Sometimes signing older players works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Sir Alex knew what he was doing by bringing in Van Persie as he had so much experience in football. Van Persie wasn’t a surprise to anyone as we all knew what he was capable of.”
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