- A former Manchester United star has urged the Red Devils to sign an attacking superstar to close the gap on Manchester City
- The former Manchester United player Ray Wilkins has been a coach at numerous top clubs in recent years including Chelsea
- Wilkins has urged Manchester United to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala
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Ray Wilkins has urged Manchester United to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala in order to close the gap on Manchester City.
Wilkins played for United between 1979-1984 and established himself as one of the finest English midfielders during his spell at the Red Devils. Since retiring he has taken numerous top coaching and managerial roles including a spell at Chelsea as a senior coach.
A report from TeamTalk has cited comments Wilkins made to Sporting Bet: “If United sign him (Dybala), good grief City will have to watch out. He’s one of those skillful South American players that will light up the Premier League.”
The report also states that United are looking to close in on a sensational £155m move for the Argentine star.
The comments come after United suffered a frustrating loss to neighbours and title rivals Manchester City.
The Red Devils slipped to a 2-1 defeat on Sunday against City and were largely outclassed throughout. The defeat meant that City were able to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to ten points ahead of second-placed United.
It really has been a sensational start to the 2017/18 season for Pep Guardiola’s City with them yet to lose a single match in the league.
You would have to agree with Wilkins that United would have to sign an incredible talent to close the gap on City.
Dybala however could be the man to fill that void. The Argentine propelled Juventus to a Serie A title and Champions League final last season and has continued his fine form into the 2017/18 season.
We wouldn’t be too surprised if Jose Mourinho was to act on Wilkins’ advice come next summer if the gap between United and City continues to grow.