Arsenal legend: Why Man United should sign Gonzalo Higuain

Charlie Nicholas believes that Gonzalo Higuain would be a perfect signing for Manchester United

Charlie Nicholas has urged Manchester United to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli this summer as Louis van Gaal looks to transform his side into title contenders.

Much has been made of United’s perceived lack of quality up front this season following Radamel Falcao’s failure to perform for the Red Devils since his loan move to Old Trafford from Monaco last summer.

United are thought to be in the market for a new striker this summer as Van Gaal gears up for his second season in charge at the club.

And former Arsenal man Nicholas feels that Higuain would be the perfect signing for the Red Devils during the forthcoming transfer window.

Nicholas told Sky Sports: “I feel United need another striker, somebody whose job will be just to stick the ball in the net.

“I don’t think Falcao fits into the system so I don’t seem them keeping hold of him. I would keep Van Persie but I don’t think he’ll come back the same again.

“I like players who are ruthless in the box and Higuain ticks that box for me. When Arsenal missed out on him two seasons ago, I was gutted. He’s not a great footballer but he knows what to do when he gets the chance to score.”

United return to Premier League action when they host West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils, currently fourth in the table, slumped to a 3-0 loss to Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

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