Man Utd urged to sign star duo, with dream striker pick at Liverpool

Date published: Friday 3rd July 2020 7:07

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Manchester United should break the bank to get their hands on Harry Kane – but Eric Djemba-Djemba says their perfect striker is already at Liverpool.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are on a 15-match unbeaten streak as they hunt a top-four finish. They are also through to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and are among the favourites for Europa League glory.

Thoughts are already turning to the summer window, however, as Solskjaer looks to further strengthen his squad. A report on Thursday claimed a move for Jadon Sancho was still on with a £50m limit little more than a smokescreen.

But Djemba-Djemba wants United to think bigger and is also calling for them to sign Harry Kane and Kalidou Koulibaly.

He also, strangely, reckons Roberto Firmino would be a “dream signing”, though accepts the Liverpool forwardwould be out of reach.

“I would love to see Koulibaly come in to the defence, I think he would make a really big impact on the team,” said Djemba-Djemba exclusively to

“I would love to see one more striker in the [Ruud] Van Nistelrooy mould come in; someone who can score the goals, who can bring everyone into the play and someone who knows the league.

“Unfortunately I think the perfect striker for United is at Liverpool. Roberto Firmino would be the perfect striker for United, but they will never get him.

“If United were willing to spend so much on Martial, they should definitely go and spend £100million on Harry Kane. He would be worth it.”

Djemba-Djemba was hugely impressed with United’s win over Brighton and reckons it showed just how good Bruno Fernandes is.



“The game against Brighton, it was like everybody was ready for that game, and Fernandes was absolutely unplayable,” he added. “He was so good against Brighton.

“Fernandes is so good in midfield for United, and to have him alongside Pogba, that is a proper midfield. They are going to play many, many games together.”


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Djemba-Djemba is hugely impressed with January signing Fernandes and thinks he’ll be a huge star for many years.

“Fernandes, for me, is another Paul Scholes,” the Cameroonian added. “He can do anything with the ball: He can shoot, he can take good free kicks, he can pass, he has great technique. It’s just like having another Paul Scholes.”

The former United star was then asked if Fernandes was already on Kevin De Bruyne‘s level.

“I cannot compare Fernandes to De Bruyne at the moment,” he said.

“I think that De Bruyne is slightly ahead of him, Fernandes has time on his side and I am sure that he will become an even better player than De Bruyne.

“But at the moment, it’s Fernandes’ first time in England, and De Bruyne has played here for several years. If Fernandes keeps playing the way he has been, he will become an even better player.”


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