“He’ll improve Manchester United 100 per cent” – Ex-United star backs Erik ten Hag to sign Chelsea star

"He'll improve Manchester United 100 per cent" - Ex-United star backs Erik ten Hag to sign Chelsea star

Former Manchester United player Paul Parker has backed Erik ten Hag to sign Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante because he believes the France star would 100 per cent improve his squad.

Man United are poised on losing the likes of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata in the summer, which would leave Ten Hag short of quality players in the midfield.

As a result, several midfielders including Declan Rice have been linked with summer moves to Old Trafford.

Reports emerged last week that Manchester United are interested in signing N’Golo Kante from Chelsea this summer, who could come in and replace either Matic or Pogba.

The France star has one year left on his current contract with The Blues and there are suggestions that the London club wouldn’t turn down the chance to cash in on the 31-year-old if they received a reasonable offer.

However, Parker would love to see the World Cup winner at Old Trafford, believing the tireless midfielder would bring a lot to a team that has lacked his ball-winning skills.

“He (N’Golo Kante) will improve Manchester United’s midfield a hundred per cent,’ Parker told indiabetting.co.in. ‘Because he can go and get the ball out of people without always fouling them.

“He doesn’t go around looking to hurt people and when he does get the ball, he keeps the ball.”

Paul Parker urges Erik ten Hag to bring N'Golo Kante to Manchester United
Paul Parker urges Erik ten Hag to bring N’Golo Kante to Manchester United

Kante’s exit isn’t likely at the moment, but Parker fancies The Red Devil’s chances of pulling off the deal.

He added: ‘Kante has won numerous medals, made it in big, big games and for him to come from Leicester to Chelsea to Manchester United would be an incredible journey.

‘Is it possible? I think you look at maybe what’s happening at Chelsea and it might be possible.

‘Normally I’m quite negative about things when they’re said like that. But this one is possible and I like it. I like the idea of it.’