Manchester United Legend Says Club Should Make Audacious Summer Move For Sergio Aguero
Ole Gunner Solskjaer should strongly consider a summer move for Sergio Aguero, according to one Manchester United legend.
Manchester City's record goalscorer has not been a major part of Pep Guardiola's plans this season (partly due to injury) and is widely expected to leave the club this summer when his contract expires. He even allegedly complained that City's players weren't passing him the ball in a Champions League game.
Barcelona have been linked to the 32-year-old Argentine, who is a close friend of Lionel Messi. However Paul Ince thinks that snatching the unwanted Aguero from under City's noses would be a move right out of Sir Alex Ferguson's playbook.
Midfielder Ince, who was a crucial part of Fergie's early success at United in the 1990s, claims that signing Aguero could be similar to when the manager snatched Eric Cantona from rivals Leeds for a bargain price.
'It's not as if Harry Kane and Erling Haaland are the only two answers for Man United," said Ince in an interview with Ladbrokes, discussing the club's recruitment options.
"Sergio Aguero might be leaving Man City, why shouldn't United make a move for him?
"You could see it now; if he wanted to stay in the Premier League and he's living in Manchester, then I don't think it would be a bad thing at all if they went and got Aguero.
"It can happen, who knows? You've got to ask the question if you're United because you never know.
"It happened with us back in 1992 when [Leeds manager] Howard Wilkinson was asking Sir Alex Ferguson about Denis Irwin.
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"Fergie said there'd be no chance of that happening and suggested Leeds sold Cantona to them and within a couple of days that deal was done.
"It was just Fergie throwing a name out there and taking a chance, trying his luck. Maybe that's what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should do with Aguero this summer."
Cantona's surprise, £1.2 million move between the two bitter rivals in 1992 was widely seen as the spark which helped Sir Alex win the club's first league title in 26 years.
With Cantona wearing the No 7 shirt, United would win four of the first five Premier League titles.
Aguero would cost approximately £1.2 million less than that, as it seems likely he'll depart City on a free. But there is the rather big question of whether a player who has 257 goals for Man City - and is a legend at the club - would consider moving to their crosstown rivals.
Solskjaer is reportedly on the phone to Haaland to try and strengthen the bond with his fellow Norwegian, who he managed at Molde.
But if that all falls through, maybe the United boss really could consider giving Aguero's agent a quick call.
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