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Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata Photo: Alvaro Morata / Instagram

Steve Nicol has backed Manchester United’s reported pursuit of Alvaro Morata this summer and says the striker would be a great signing for the Red Devils.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move to bring Morata to Old Trafford in recent days as the Portuguese coach looks to strengthen his attacking options ahead of next season.

The Red Devils are believed to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements this summer as after they opted to release Zlatan Ibrahimovic last week, despite the striker having scored 28 goals in all competitions last term.

It remains to be seen whether Manchester United will be able to push through a deal to bring Morata to Old Trafford this summer, but former Liverpool defender Nicol feels it would be a great signing for the Red Devils.

Speaking to ESPN FC, Nicol said: “Initially I wasn’t sure about his pace when he came on the scene, but I am completely sold now.

“I think he is a great signing for Manchester United.”

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