Former Barcelona boss urge striker to join Manchester United this summer

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Former Barcelona boss Tata Martino, who is now head coach of Mexico, has urged Wolves striker Raul Jimenez to make the switch to Manchester United this summer.

The former Barca boss said: “We who see it from the outside, you [the journalist] and even me, always have the idea that a player has to aim for more and how good it would be for him to go to play for Manchester United.

“For me, that at one point in my life I was in a very big club [Barcelona], and having lived a difficult year there, I say that you have to be convinced of the step you want to take and you have to analyse it from many places.

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“And he has elements to analyse it because, although he has not been at Manchester United, he was at Atletico Madrid and he was at Benfica.

“Maybe he wants a bigger challenge because he feels that he is in good shape and has to take advantage of it, maybe he wants to stay in this place, maybe the options you read about are not real and do not exist.”