Recently, Liverpool hero Steve McManaman has admitted that Manchester United will be a better deal for Borussia Dortmund youngster Jude Bellingham.
Due to United’s need to strengthen in that position – added to their well-stocked rivals – Bellingham may well be an Old Trafford superstar in waiting, according to McManaman.
Speaking to Horseracing.net, he said: “He’s got all the attributes to be a superstar.
“When you look through the teams and the sides that could buy him, Manchester United would need that type of player as a central midfielder. Manchester City with Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva. Not so much.
“Liverpool have got Jordan Henderson, Thiago, Fabinho. Of course, it would be a great signing as he’s a great player, but whether Liverpool need him now is another thing.
“Henderson is moving towards the end of his career, James Milner also. So Liverpool could take another midfielder, but it’s very congested in there. Gini Wijnaldum left the club in the summer and people said they needed to replace him, but they didn’t. Whether people move on and Jurgen brings Jude in is another thing.”
McManaman added: “City could accommodate him, but they’ve got a plethora of great players there.
“United need a central midfielder of that ilk. Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata are coming to the end of their careers and Paul Pogba may leave. So if there’s one team that needs a player like Jude Bellingham, it’s Manchester United.”