Manchester United urged to sign this Premier League defender. He can play on the front foot

Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has urged Manchester United to sign Leicester City star Caglar Soyuncu.

“I agree with Michael [Owen] I think they’re three players away,” Sherwood told DAZN.

“I think they need extra cover at centre-back. I think Soyuncu – I know Robbie Savage won’t be happy because they’re taking him from Leicester – but if the money is right they sell, like they did with Harry Maguire.

“I think he would be outstanding there. He can play on the front foot and keep them up the field.”

After claiming that United have already sealed a deal for Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish, Sherwood believes signing a centre forward should be a priority for the club

“They need a No.9,” said Sherwoord.

“Find a No.9. It’s very difficult to go out and get a Harry Kane but if they managed to do that – they are the biggest club in the world – then they can challenge. They are that close.

“This boy Bruno Fernandes has made such a difference to them. He’s the last piece of the jigsaw that they needed but the dead piece of the jigsaw which is Paul Pogba he’s brought him back to life, brought him into the party again.”