Steve McManaman urge Liverpool to sign exceptional Manchester United transfer target

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Former Liverpool winger Steve McManaman has hailed Manchester United transfer target Raphinha as an exceptional player and has urged his former club to consider signing the Leeds winger.

The 24 year old has had an outstanding debut season in the Premier League with Leeds United, scoring five goals and providing five assists.

Recent reports coming out of Brazil had claimed Manchester United have begun talks over a possible deal for the Leeds United winger.

“Raphinha has been linked with Liverpool this week and I think he’s an exceptional player,” McManaman told

“He’s only just entered the Premier League so the fact that he’s hit the ground running is a big plus. He has a lot of skill and a lot of talent.

“I don’t want to disrespect Leeds but of course he could play for a big six club. He could easily fit in a team like that. I just think Liverpool need a player who can change the way they play a bit.

“I was watching Bayern Munich against Borussia Dortmund the other day. They had Leroy Sane on one side, Kingsley Coman on the other side, then they brought Serge Gnabry on and they’ve got Douglas Costa.

“So they can change the way they play quite easily by throwing a couple of wingers on and I think that’s what Liverpool look as though they need at the moment.

“They have [Mohamed] Salah, [Sadio] Mane, [Roberto] Firmino, or [Diogo] Jota and the width comes from the left-back or the right-back. I sometimes think that’s a bit unfair, as you can’t expect the left-back or the right-back to get up and down the pitch so many times.”

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