‘He has a lot of energy, he’s powerful and he’s English’ – Manchester United’s ideal signing revealed

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Former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre has urged the club to sign Declan Rice from West Ham during the summer transfer window.

Silvestre believes that Rice ticks so many boxes, and will be the man to give Manchester United what they have been missing.

According to Silvestre, Manchester United do not need to sign a new centre forward, claiming that United can play without a regular number 9.

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“He would [be an ideal signing for United] because he could bring so much to the team,” he told bettingexpert.com.

“He can protect the defence, that’s his number one task, but he can also break the lines through his passing and carrying the ball.

“He’s got a lot of energy, he’s powerful and he’s English, so he’s ticking a lot of boxes. He’s also carrying a big price tag. If United can afford him then they should pursue him, 100 per cent.

“I’m not sure United need a number nine, we just need someone who scores,” the former defender explained. “When I say a number nine, I mean a typical target-man number nine, because we haven’t had one for a while, since the departure of Wayne [Rooney].”