Liverpool transfers: Three reasons why Raheem Sterling should join Man United

Three reasons why Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling should join Manchester United this summer

By Jonathan Spencer

Room for improvement

Admittedly, this proposed transfer from Liverpool to their bitter rivals Manchester United is very unlikely. However, if Raheem Sterling was to cross the divide, he would thrive working with United’s offensive players. During the 2013/2014 campaign, he was a standout performer for Liverpool and was regarded as England’s most-promising youngster. The 20-year-old was aided by the brilliance of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho. However, a limited supply of talent at Liverpool last season coincided with Sterling’s performances dropping. At Manchester United, he would have the luxury of playing alongside Wayne Rooney (England team-mate), Angel Di Maria if he decides to stay, and new signing, Bastian Schweinsteiger, to name a few. He would again flourish playing weekly with players of great technical ability and his performances would once again improve. Finally, Louis van Gaal has many years of experience and has worked with the world’s best at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, including winning the Champions League with Ajax in 1995. Van Gaal would know how to get the best out of Sterling and the Liverpool forward would rather work under the more high profile and well-acclaimed manager.

Champions League football – challenging the best

There is no denying the power of Champions League football for a professional player. Every player throughout the world dreams of playing in the biggest club competition in football and many stars of the sport move to different clubs to achieve this dream. Sterling is no different. He has previously stated that his desire to move away from Liverpool is not for the money but about ambition and winning trophies. He will not settle for playing in the Europa League against players that will not push him to the limit. Therefore, the young Englishman would much rather play against the likes of Lionel Messi and Barcelona, Christiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid and Franck Ribery and Bayern Munich. He will be able to test himself against the world’s finest, which would only benefit Roy Hodgson and England.

Desire for trophies

Sterling has reiterated on more than one occasion that his desire to move clubs is to win trophies. At this current time, United have a stronger chance of winning silverware than Liverpool. They have experienced players who can handle the pressures of winning competitions. Do not forget that there are still members of this United team that won the Premier League in the 2012-2013 season in emphatic style. With crucial characters throughout the club, from the manager to high profile players, such as Rooney and incoming Schweinsteiger, there is every chance success could come their way. However, at Liverpool, there is a very inexperienced squad when it comes to winning major trophies. The peak of a professional players career is to win major honours with club and country but will the England star fulfil his dreams on Merseyside?

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