Rooney urged the Red Devils to sign Idrissa Gueye

Rooney urged the Red Devils to sign Idrissa Gueye
Rooney urged the Red Devils to sign Idrissa Gueye

Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has revealed that he urged the Red Devils to sign Idrissa Gueye in 2017.

The England international joined Everton that year and after a month of playing with Gueye he realized that the midfielder is good enough to play for the Old Trafford outfit.

He spoke to the Manchester United officials regarding a transfer as well.

Gueye eventually joined Paris Saint-Germain and he has been a good player for them so far.

The defensive midfielder was a key player at Everton as well and he could have been a superb addition to Manchester United’s midfield.

Solskjaer needs a player of his quality right now. Matic is past his peak and the Serbian is a shadow of his former self.

A top-class defensive midfielder like Gueye would have improved United’s midfield a lot. 

The Premier League giants probably regret not signing the player when they had the chance. 

Rooney said to The Times: “Everyone talks about his tackling and energy but what surprised me was his quality on the ball — he always looked to play it forward and to your feet.

“After a month playing with him, I spoke to people at Manchester United saying he was good enough for them. I wasn’t shocked when Paris Saint-Germain signed him.”

It will be interesting to see if Manchester United try and sign a good defensive midfielder this summer. They have two excellent playmakers like Pogba and Fernandes now and a top-class defensive midfielder would complete their midfield.