Man United told to sign Marc Cucurella after he 'tore them apart' - pundit

By Paddy Kenny

12th May, 2022 | 11:51am

Man United told to spend 'whatever it takes' to sign Marc Cucurella after he 'tore them apart'

Man United should make an offer for Brighton defender Marc Cucurella after he “tore them apart” last weekend.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Red Devils’ transfer plans.

Cucurella, 23, scored his first Premier League goal as Brighton beat Man United 4-0 on Saturday (7 May).

The Spaniard has been a standout player for the Seagulls this season and was crowned the club’s player of the season on Monday (9 May).

According to the Italian publication TuttoJuve, via Football.London (7 May), Tottenham are set to battle it out with Juventus for Brighton defender Marc Cucurella in the next window.

Kenny insists Man United should be looking to beat those clubs to his signature.

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“Cucurella is exactly the type of guy they should be looking to sign, he tore them apart at the weekend,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“I feel like Man United are just signing names. Varane hasn’t worked out for them yet.

“You look at Brighton. They have such a brilliant scouting network, some of the players they have signed out of nowhere, it’s remarkable.

“That’s what Man United need. Don’t sign names, sign players who will make your side better.

“If they can’t copy Brighton’s network then just try and sign Cucurella, that would probably be easier.

“They have the money, do whatever it takes because he is a quality player.”

Cucrella is a graduate from Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy.

He has made 33 Premier League appearances this season.

In other news, Kieran Maguire claims Liverpool have set their sights on Man United as Ed Woodward claim rubbished.