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By Dominic Toner

Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes that Everton ace Seamus Coleman should complete a move to Old Trafford after reports linking him with a move.

The Sun reported in January that the Red Devils were considering a deadline-cay swoop for the defender, but he ended up stayed at Goodison Park.

United are known to be long-term admirers of the 28-year-old and manager Jose Mourinho will look to bolster his defensive options.

Coleman has established himself as one of the best right-backs in the Premier League during recent seasons and has been a standout performer during his time with Everton.

The Republic of Ireland international has now made 244 appearances for the Toffees and is a key figure under current manager Ronald Koeman

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Keane believes that Coleman should be famous and complete a move to United, with the chance of challenging himself in Europe a great asset.

“I’d love to see Seamus at Man United,” Keane said, as quoted by the Daily Mail. “It would suit him down to the ground.

“Obviously, he’s at a very good club in Everton. He isn’t getting any younger. From a selfish point of view, from an Irish point of view, you want players like Seamus playing in the Champions League and getting a taste of football at that level. Saying that, joining United might not mean Champions League at this moment in time.”

Coleman is an attack-minded full-back that has certainly shown an eye for goal during his time with the Merseyside club.

The defender has made 25 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring four goals and supplying four assists.

United currently have Antonio Valencia as their right-back option, but Keane feels Coleman has the ability to replace him.

In other Everton transfer news, they are confident of winning the race to sign a £28million-rated Premier League ace.
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