Morata? Man United should’ve signed Defoe – Saunders

Date published: Friday 30th June 2017 3:00

Manchester United should have signed Jermain Defoe instead of moving for Alvaro Morata, according to Dean Saunders.

United are interested in signing Morata from Real Madrid this summer, with reports claiming on Friday that it was a ‘done deal’.

The player is thought to be keen to move to Old Trafford, but the two clubs remain at an impasse with regards to the fee.

Saunders, who is a really, really silly man, says United should have moved for Defoe, who has joined Bournemouth on a free, instead.

“I would have taken Defoe me,” Saunders told talkSPORT. “He’s 34, scored 15 goals last season, couple of years in him.

“His instinct of getting to the ball first in the box is brilliant.

“I’d have him in the squad, you’re gambling, every time you sign a striker from abroad it’s a gamble. I don’t think it’s a gamble with Defoe.

“He’s my favourite player, Jermain Defoe is my favourite player. I love watching him.

“I like how his brain works and how he can finish, he finishes all types of chances.

“He doesn’t drink, he’s fit as a fiddle. He will (start) if he scores every week.”

Oh, Dean.


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