Ex-striker makes point about new Man United signing and Jose Mourinho
Dean Ashton says Jose Mourinho's decision to go for Victor Lindelof ahead of Michael Keane proves the Man United boss prefer experience over youth
Jose Mourinho’s decision to sign Victor Lindelof ahead of Micheal Keane proves that the Manchester United manager prefers experience over age, according to Dean Ashton.
The Red Devils made the Sweden international their first summer signing last month after Manchester United completed a £30.7m deal to sign Lindelof from Portuguese champions Benfica.
The 23-year-old will provide Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind with competition for a starting spot next term.
England international Michael Keane had been linked with a return to Manchester United from Burnley after Louis van Gaal sold the defender to the Clarets in the 2015 summer transfer window.
However, the Burley star secured a £24m switch to Everton on Monday afternoon as Ronald Koeman secured his fifth signing of the summer transfer window.
Speaking to talkSPORT about Mourinho’s decision to recruit Lindelof ahead of Keane, former England and West Ham striker Ashton said:
“Jose refusing Keane and opting for Lindelof proves he goes for experience over youth,” Ashton said.
However, some shrewd Twitter followers pointed out that Lindelof is in fact a year younger than 24-year-old Keane, which may force Ashton to reconsider his verdict on the Manchester United boss.
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