Jamie Carragher says ‘top-class’ Frenkie de Jong would make a ‘enormous distinction’ at Manchester United however has warned Erik ten Hag over the membership’s top-four possibilities.
United proceed to work on a deal to signal De Jong however the Netherlands midfielder is reluctant to depart Barcelona regardless of his relationship with former Ajax boss Ten Hag.
The Pink Devils have already agreed a deal with Barca however have to persuade De Jong to finish his spell on the Nou Camp and be part of Ten Hag’s United squad.
Liverpool legend Carragher believes signing De Jong can be an actual coup for United however has warned the membership that they face a serious battle to safe a top-four end subsequent season.
Manchester United have signed Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia so far this summer however additional reinforcements could also be wanted if the membership are to shut the hole on Premier League rivals Manchester Metropolis, Liverpool and Chelsea.
‘It will likely be fascinating if Manchester United get Frenkie de Jong,’ Carragher advised Sky Sports.
‘I do suppose he’s a top-class participant and I believe he would make an enormous distinction for them.’
Requested if he was ‘nervous’ that Manchester United may problem for the Premier League title in Ten Hag’s first season at Previous Trafford, Carragher added: ‘I wouldn’t say nervous.
‘I believe there’s a protracted highway for United that they’re on in the mean time when it comes to difficult for the title.
‘I believe the very first thing relating to Ten Hag and the gamers they’re bringing in shall be, “we have to get this membership again within the Champions League the place it belongs”. That’s the place Manchester United needs to be.
‘They’re one of many largest golf equipment on the planet, by no means thoughts this nation, so to not be within the Champions League simply doesn’t really feel proper, not when United are within the Europa League.
‘So I believe that’s the very first thing and I believe as soon as United try this, then it’ll be wanting on the title within the subsequent couple of years.
‘Nevertheless it received’t be simple to get again within the prime 4 this season – not only for United however for any workforce who’re usually within the prime 4.
‘You’d count on [Manchester] Metropolis and Liverpool to do it as a result of they’re at all times going for the title, however you take a look at how sturdy Chelsea shall be and the signings they’re bringing in, Tottenham’s work as effectively, Arsenal additionally.
‘So I believe competitively now when it comes to getting within the prime 4, it’s actually powerful, and it’s confirmed that approach for lots of Manchester United managers with nice CVs previously.
‘However there’s little question this supervisor has a extremely good CV and so they made a extremely good begin in pre-season.’
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