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‘Makes no sense’ – Manchester United don’t need Southampton striker Danny Ings, says Dimitar Berbatov


Ings has been linked with a move to Old Trafford (Picture: Getty Images)

Dimitar Berbatov says Manchester United don’t need Danny Ings and insists a move for the Southampton striker would make little sense.

United have been linked with a whole host of centre-forwards ahead of the summer transfer window including Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, Tottenham talisman Harry Kane and most recently, Ings.

The Saints No.9 has just over a year left on his current deal at St Mary’s, with no agreement over an extension reached, and the Red Devils have made reportedly made enquiries about his situation at the club.

Solskjaer failed to rule out a move for a striker this summer (Picture: Getty Images)

Although United have handed a one-year contract extension to 34-year-old Edinson Cavani, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to rule out the possibility of the club signing a striker this summer.

‘No, of course I can’t [rule out bringing in a centre-forward],’ said Solskjaer earlier this week.

‘Yeah Edi [Cavani] signed but how many good strikers have we had at this club?

‘And I can’t say we’re not signing a striker, of course not because we’re building towards a better squad.

‘We’re top three two years on the bounce but we’re still nowhere near where we want to be. Hopefully, we’ll end up with a stronger squad at the start of next season and be more consistent and challenge the ones in front of us.’

However, former United striker Berbatov doesn’t feel Ings is the answer for the Red Devils at this moment in time.

‘I see that Man United have been linked with Southampton and England striker Danny Ings, he is a good player and I really rate him but I don’t think he is what United need at the moment,’ he told Betfair.

‘The club have pretty much everything they need in the striking department at the moment, lots of experience and pace.

‘Edinson Cavani keeps scoring, proving his worth and proving how good a decision it was to give him a contract extension, he scored an unbelievable goal the other day.

‘So, with all this in mind going for Danny Ings makes no sense to me.’


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