Connect with us

Sports

Man United Legend, Andy Cole Sends Warning To Erik ten Hag Over Signing Chelsea Star

Published

on

Man United Legend, Andy Cole Sends Warning To Erik ten Hag Over Signing Chelsea Star
Andy Cole - Feature Image: China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has voiced his opinion that signing Chelsea’s Mason Mount would not be an improvement for the Red Devils, as manager Erik ten Hag pursues a summer move for the talented midfielder.

Manchester United is reportedly leading the race to secure the services of Mount, who is expected to depart Stamford Bridge after an impressive stint spanning nearly two decades.

Mount, who has amassed 195 appearances for Chelsea since breaking into the first team in 2019 and played a pivotal role in their recent Champions League triumph under Thomas Tuchel, has attracted interest from other Premier League clubs, including Arsenal and Liverpool.

Advertisement

READ ALSO: Manchester United Suffers Injury Blow Ahead of FA Cup Final Against Man City Today

Andy Cole claims Mason Mount ‘wouldn’t improve’ Manchester United as Erik ten Hag launches a summer move for the Chelsea midfielder.

United are believed to be leading the race to sign Mount, who is expected to leave Stamford Bridge after almost two decades at the club.

Advertisement

Mount has made 195 appearances for Chelsea since breaking into the first-team in 2019 and helped his boyhood club win the Champions League under Thomas Tuchel.

Arsenal and Liverpool have also been linked with Mount but Manchester United are at the front of the queue and will reportedly offer Harry Maguire in a deal to sign the Chelsea star.

READ ALSO: Brazil Legend Rivaldo Tells Neymar The Club To Choose Between Manchester United And Arsenal

Advertisement

But Old Trafford legend Cole has questioned United’s move for Mount and says his former club instead need a player with ‘X-factor and flair’.

‘None of the Chelsea players improve Manchester United,’ Cole told FA Cup Odds. ‘They can’t be any worse next season otherwise they’ll be in big trouble.

‘I know there’s talk of Mason Mount, he’s a decent player who works hard and puts a shift in.

Advertisement

‘But Manchester United need someone with that X-factor and has flair. Someone like Jude Bellingham who drives the team forward.’

Cole – who helped United win the treble in 1998-99 – has also given his take on Saturday’s FA Cup final involving his former side and Premier League champions Manchester City.

READ ALSO: Man United ‘Attempting To Hijack’ Mauricio Pochettino’s First Chelsea Signing

Advertisement

Victory for United would complete a domestic cup double, but City are eyeing a historic treble ahead of next weekend’s Champions League final against Inter Milan.

‘If Manchester City score early, they’ll go on to win the game comfortably,’ he said. ‘If Manchester United frustrates them and nicks a goal, they can win a game.

‘I have this feeling that Manchester United will win that game. No one seems to mention that the last time they played, Manchester United won, they played well and convincingly won. But anything can happen in the FA Cup, that’s the magic of it.

Advertisement

‘However you look at it, Manchester United will go into this game knowing we’ve achieved history by winning this cup and completing the treble.

‘Our neighbours have a great chance of matching the treble if they beat us. They have the club’s history and legacy on the line, it’s as simple as that.’

However, Manchester United is said to be in pole position and is rumored to be considering offering Harry Maguire as part of the deal to secure Mount’s signature.

Advertisement

Facebook Comments
Erik ten Hag set to pay the price for Man United disastrous season [Full details]
Sports6 hours ago

Erik ten Hag set to pay the price for Man United disastrous season [Full details]

What Mikel Arteta said to Mauricio Pochettino after Arsenal thrashed Chelsea 5-0
Sports7 hours ago

What Mikel Arteta said to Mauricio Pochettino after Arsenal thrashed Chelsea 5-0

Mauricio Pochettino Fumes Over Chelsea Duo in Dressing Room 'Leak' Saga
Sports2 weeks ago

Mauricio Pochettino Fumes Over Chelsea Duo in Dressing Room ‘Leak’ Saga

Supercomputer's Latest Premier League Title Prediction Rocks Arsenal Fans
Sports2 weeks ago

Favourite to win the Premier League title emerge as supercomputer makes new prediction

'Fear' and Agitation in Chelsea Camp as Mauricio Pochettino shares Cole Palmer's injury update
Sports2 weeks ago

‘Fear’ and Agitation in Chelsea Camp as Mauricio Pochettino shares Cole Palmer’s injury update

Cristiano Ronaldo Creates Opportunity for Jose Mourinho's Next Move as Pochettino Awaits Chelsea's Decision
Sports3 weeks ago

Cristiano Ronaldo Creates Opportunity for Jose Mourinho’s Next Move as Pochettino Awaits Chelsea’s Decision

Manchester United Fumes Over Their Player's Disheartening Treatment
News4 weeks ago

Manchester United Fumes Over Their Player’s Disheartening Treatment

More Woes For Man City Ahead of Arsenal Game As Another Key Player Picks Up Injury
Sports4 weeks ago

More Woes For Man City Ahead of Arsenal Game As Another Key Player Picks Up Injury

Fraud Alert: Fidelity Bank Staff Faces Trial For Alleged Embezzlement of Customer's N2.7 Billion
Crime4 weeks ago

Fraud Alert: Fidelity Bank Staff Faces Trial For Alleged Embezzlement of Customer’s N2.7 Billion

Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton announces she has cancer [Video]
News1 month ago

Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton announces she has cancer [Video]

Arsenal's Injury Dilemma Ahead of Showdown Against Manchester City Revealed
Sports1 month ago

Arsenal’s Injury Dilemma Ahead of Showdown Against Manchester City Revealed

Former Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte Linked With A Surprise Return To Stamford Bridge Amid Mauricio Pochettino Looming Sack
Sports1 month ago

Former Chelsea Manager Linked With A Surprise Return To Stamford Bridge Amid Mauricio Pochettino Looming Sack

Top 5 Tuition-Free Universities for Nigerians Who Want To Study Abroad in 2024
Education1 month ago

Top 5 Tuition-Free Universities for Nigerians Who Want To Study Abroad in 2024

Manchester City Sweats As Their Key Player Seen Injured Ahead of Arsenal Clash
News1 month ago

Manchester City Sweats As Their Key Player Seen Injured Ahead of Arsenal Clash

News1 month ago

No Reprisal Attacks in Delta Community After Killing of Troops — Says Defence Headquarters