Pundit urges Man Utd to face up to Man City reality of key transfer task

Date published: Wednesday 24th March 2021 3:11 - Jonny Whitfield

Paul Ince pundit January 2020

Paul Ince believes that Manchester United chiefs should “ask the question” over a potential summer raid for Sergio Aguero.

Striker Aguero looks likely to leave Manchester City as a free agent at the end of the season. His contract expires at the end of June and, as such, reports claim that City are eyeing his long-term replacement. Erling Haaland is on their shortlist, but one pundit has claimed that Danny Ings would score 25 goals per season for Pep Guardiola’s team.

As for where Aguero could end up, his wages would present the only stumbling blocks to potential suitors.

Indeed, he remains one of the Premier League’s greatest ever strikers, despite his lack of action since last Spring.

Therefore, Ince has suggested that the 32-year-old Argentine should be on United’s radar.

“It’s not as if Harry Kane and Erling Haaland are the only two answers for Man Utd though,” Ince told Ladbrokes.

“Sergio Aguero might be leaving Man City, why shouldn’t United make a move for him?

“You could see it now; if he wanted to stay in the Premier League and he’s living in Manchester, then I don’t think it would be a bad thing at all if they went and got Aguero.

“It can happen, who knows? You’ve got to ask the question if you’re United because you never know.”

Ince recalled a similar situation he went through in his playing days at Old Trafford.

Ince compares Aguero raid to 1992

“It happened with us back in 1992 when Howard Wilkinson was asking Sir Alex Ferguson about Denis Irwin. Fergie said there’d be no chance of that happening and suggested Leeds sold [Eric] Cantona to them and within a couple of days that deal was done.

“It was just Fergie throwing a name out there and taking a chance, trying his luck.

“Maybe that’s what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should do with Aguero this summer.”

Aguero, who is City’s all-time leading goalscorer, has scored 181 Premier League goals in 271 top-flight appearances.

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