Pundit explains why Man United and Alvaro Morata are perfect match

Steve Nicol believes Manchester United and Alvaro Morata are a good match

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Alvaro Morata and Manchester United would be the perfect match, according to Steve Nicol.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move to sign the Spain international in the summer transfer window.

Morata struggled to secure a regular first-team place under Zinedine Zidane last term despite moving to The Bernabeu in a £29m deal from Serie A giants Juventus last summer.

The 24-year-old scored 15 times in 26 appearances in La Liga but the striker only started 14 times in their title-winning campaign.

Manchester United have already been linked with a host of strikers in the summer transfer window as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his Red Devils squad.

Speaking to ESPN FC about Manchester United’s pursuit of Morata over the past week or so, former Liverpool defender Nicol said:

“I think not only for Manchester United is it a good signing, but it’s [also] a good move for him.

“There is no question he is going to play. That’s been his problem over the past two seasons.”

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table in their first season under Mourinho.

The Red Devils won the Europa League final to secure their place in the Champions League next term.

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