Berbatov believes Man United should sign Marco Verratti


first_imgMarco Verratti would be a great coup for the Manchester United midfield, says former striker Dimitar Berbatov.The Italian midfielder has been starring at Paris Saint-Germain since 2012 following his transfer from boyhood club Pescara and impressed in their 2-0 Champions League win at United on Tuesday.Verratti has since notched up eight goals and 44 assists in 262 appearances across all competitions for PSG and has been regularly praised for his dribbling, reactions and ball control at the French capital.Aside from that, the 26-year-old’s excellent vision and passing skills has proven to an invaluable asset for PSG in search of goals down the years.Speaking on Verratti, Berbatov even went as far as claiming that the Italy international is up there with Barcelona icons Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta.The Bulgarian, who won two Premier League titles and scored 56 times in 149 games for United in a four-year spell, believes Verratti would be a great midfield partner for Nemanja Matic at United.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Marco Verratti was very impressive in the centre of the park for PSG,” Berbatov told Betfair.“What I like about him is that his first thought is always to go forwards, but if that’s not on, he’s happy just to keep the ball, controlling the tempo and almost putting the other team to sleep.“He is an unbelievable talent; he reminds me of Xavi and Iniesta in many ways.“He’d be great at United next to Matic in midfield, allowing the Serbian to do the dirty work while he controlled the game. I can’t see PSG selling though!”The Red Devils will be taking a trip to Stamford Bridge on Monday for a fifth-round FA Cup tie against Chelsea as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men look to return to winning ways.A Premier League showdown with old rivals Liverpool then awaits them at Old Trafford next Sunday.BELGRADE, SERBIA – DECEMBER 11: Marco Verratti of Paris Saint-Germain in action during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Red Star Belgrade and Paris Saint-Germain at Rajko Mitic Stadium on December 11, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)last_img