SkySports pundit Jamie Carragher believes Sergio Ramos would be a brilliant signing for Manchester United and admits he can’t understand why his potential arrival has been met with a mixed reaction.
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The Real Madrid vice-captain emerged as a surprise transfer target for the Red Devils over the weekend and could be used as part of a deal to take David De Gea to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer [via Guardian Sport].
Reports in Independent Sport revealed on Tuesday morning that Ramos is taking English lessons which has further fueled speculation that he could be making the move to Old Trafford.
However, it doesn’t appear that all United supporters want to see the Spanish international at the club next season, which has left Carragher somewhat confused:
“I get a bit wound up by the criticism Ramos gets,” the former Liverpool defender told talkSPORT.
“This is a fella who has won everything, he plays for one of the best clubs in the world and one of the best international sides we’ve ever seen.”
“I’ve heard callers say he hasn’t reacted well under pressure and he makes mistakes – what defender doesn’t make mistakes?
“Top-class centre-backs are a dying breed now, there’s very few now compared to years ago. If United don’t get Ramos, or don’t want to sign him, who else would they get?” Carragher questioned.
Ramos made 27 La Liga appearances for Madrid last season and despite picking up 12 yellow cards in the league he was not shown a single red card.