Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has said that he would “love to see” Tottenham winger Son Heung-min at Old Trafford.
Son, who has nine goals and eight assists from 19 appearances in all competitions so far this season, was lively again on Wednesday night despite his side suffering a 2-1 defeat away to the Red Devils.
The South Korean international has continued to grow in importance since his move to North London in 2015 to become a key part of his team and, speaking on Amazon Prime‘s coverage of Wednesday’s clash, Schmeichel expressed his admiration for the attacker.
“I would love to see him [at Old Trafford],” the pundit said. “Yeah, I know [there’s quite a few players I would have from Spurs].
“He is an incredible player. It really is difficult to understand how good he is.”
Schmeichel was also asked where Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho went wrong after seeing the Portuguese lose his first game following three wins from three after taking over at the helm.
He said: “Hindsight is such a great thing. I think if Jose looks back at this game, he’ll have regrets over the way he lined up today.
“We started out thinking ‘ooh, this is so anti-Jose’. I expected him to come in and park the bus and see what happens.
“Then, he goes out and plays attacking players, [Lucas] Moura, Alli, Son, [Harry] Kane, even [Moussa] Sissoko and we thought they were going to come in and attack.
“But they didn’t, they came out and sat back. I think that was part of the tactic.
“With how the second half unfolded, with [Tanguy] Ndombele coming on, he did really well. I think he would have started with him today.”
In other United news, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with his side’s “massive” victory, which came after Aston Villa condemned the Red Devils to their worst start to a league season in 31 years by earning a point at the weekend.
Solskjaer said: “You are always happy when you win. The boys are learning and improving all the time but tonight we were fantastic for long, long spells.
“The three points are massive for us. We’ve had too many draws this season and given too many points away from winning positions. It’s a great lesson the last two games [Sheffield United and Aston Villa] and we came back in a great manner.
“We’ve started the rebuilding. We’ve made decisions that we had to and we’re looking to build this club to be better again and I can’t think short-term when I’m trying to do that.”