Saha tells Premier League star with 18 goals and 18 assists to pick Manchester United over Arsenal

Louis Saha Manchester United

Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has urged Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans to pick Manchester United over Arsenal.

The 25 year old Belgium international only has one year left on his Leicester City contract and is keen on joining a new team this summer.

Youri Tielemans has made 120 Premier League appearances for Leicester City since joining from French club Monaco in 2019, scoring 18 goals and providing 18 assists.

During his time at Leicester he has helped the club win the FA Cup and was named Player of the Season for the 2020-21 campaign.

“I’d have to say Man United all day,” said Saha in an interview with BonusCodeBets.

“Tielemans has always been linked with Man United, even when he was at Anderlecht. He’s always had that connection.”

Youri Tielemans Leicester City
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Speaking about his own future last month, Tielemans was asked if he could leave Leicester this summer and replied: “That is not out of the question.

“I feel very good at Leicester, I was welcomed with open arms from day one. I give everything for the club until the last day.

“But of course you have to listen to other opportunities, you have to look at your career, and sometimes you have to make choices. Maybe one will come my way.”

Meanwhile, Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney is at the centre of a TV tug-of-war as broadcasters fight to secure him as a pundit.

Sky and BT are desperate to sign Rooney as a pundit after he quit his role as Derby County manager.

An insider told The Sun: “Sky and BT would love to have Wayne as part of their punditry team and are desperate to get their man.

“He’s done Monday night football before on Sky and was really good and went down well with viewers.

“Wayne has a good banter with both Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville so producers think he could be a brilliant part of the set-up and a natural fit.

“However, BT is circling as well.

“Wayne is an absolute legend of the game and they know adding him to their team would be a major coup. He is keeping his options open for the moment and will be speaking to both channels.

“It is likely he will be able to name his price in the end as to where he works and it’s not beyond the realms he could work for broadcasters in America and the Far East as well which lots of the other players do.

“Rooney remains a God in China due to his time with Manchester United and he’s also massively admired in America following his playing days there…”