Luis Suarez to Man Utd transfer tipped to add ‘wow’ factor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team
Manchester United signing Luis Suarez would leave a completely different complexion on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, according to former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara. Suarez is reportedly one of the players Barcelona are willing to sell in this transfer window. Brighton striker Glenn Murray claimed earlier this week that United should try to sign the former Liverpool man to solve their goalscoring issues.
Suarez turns 34 next January and scored 16 goals in 28 La Liga appearances for Barcelona last season.
But O’Hara is a fan of the idea of seeing Suarez in a Red Devils shirt.
“Listen, Suarez, I heard Glenn Murray say it on the Breakfast show yesterday,” O’Hara said on talkSPORT.
“I was like ‘If you threw Suarez into Manchester United’s team, all of a sudden you’re thinking, wow!’. Could that happen?”
Anthony Martial has ended the season as United’s top scorer in all competitions with 23 goals.
It was the first full season the Frenchman had been deployed as the club’s main centre-forward.
Murray is a fan of Martial but he still thinks Solskjaer could do with a “pure goalscorer”.
And he thinks Suarez could fit the bill at Old Trafford.
“I think Martial is definitely good enough to be part of that front three,” Murray said.
“I don’t really think Solskjaer wants somebody to lead the line; I think he wants a more interchangeable three that when the play breaks down the three strikers he picks are comfortable anywhere.
“Saying that, I do think that with Martial and [Marcus] Rashford at either side, a pure goalscorer in the middle would benefit Manchester united massively.
“Someone that springs to mind who I think would thrive in this team is someone like [Ruud] Van Nistelrooy.
“If you’re talking about bringing someone into Manchester United to do that, to score the goals and take the pressure off that three, I would say someone like [Raul] Jimenez.
“Or, a curveball, Luis Suarez from Barcelona.”
Suarez had a three-and-a-half-year spell at United’s bitter rivals Liverpool between 2011 and 2014.
The forward was adored by the Liverpool supporters, scoring 82 goals in 133 appearances.
And former Spurs forward Darren Bent cannot see Suarez moving to United for that reason.
“You think Luis Suarez would go to United after his Liverpool connections?” Bent said.
“I can’t see that happening.”