Pundit explains exactly how Alvaro Morata would fit in at Man United

Steve Nicol explains why he thinks Alvaro Morata would be such a good signing for Manchester United

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Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford Photo: UEFA / Handout

Steve Nicol believes Alvaro Morata will be a great signing for Manchester United because he will complement Marcus Rashford in their team.

The Spanish forward has been heavily linked with a possible transfer to Old Trafford in recent days as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his attacking options ahead of his second season in charge at the club.

Manchester United confirmed last week that they had not renewed Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract, despite the Swedish striker having scored 28 goals for the Red Devils last season.

Ibrahimovic’s exit highlights the Red Devils’ need for a new forward, with Wayne Rooney’s future at the club also a source of uncertainty.

Real Madrid striker Morata has been touted as the top target for Manchester United in recent days, and Liverpool legend Nicol feels that it would be a great move for the Red Devils as he will be likely to link up well with Rashford.

Speaking to ESPN FC, Nicol said: “He [would] give them an option to play a different way up top.

“If they play Rashford, there will be space in behind. If they play Morata, they can hold it up.”

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Manchester United won the Europa League and EFL Cup in Mourinho’s first campaign at Old Trafford last season.

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