Ex-United star addresses Ozil to Old Trafford rumours

Date published: Tuesday 24th October 2017 12:20

Mikael Silvestre claims Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil “wouldn’t last long” at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho.

The Germany international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford with his contract at Arsenal up at the end of the season.

There has been no indication that a new contract is any closer to being sorted amid questions over his performances at the Emirates.

However, he was superb for the Gunners when they demolished Everton 5-2 at Goodison Park on Sunday with a goal and an assist.

Despite that, Silvestre doesn’t think Ozil would be a good fit at United – especially under current manager Jose Mourinho.

“I think he would have to change his attitude,” he told beIN sports. “I think it’s mainly when the team loses the ball.

“The first few seconds in reaction – that’s when the coaches want you to get up and try to recover as quickly as possible. Be that man to block and try to stop your opponent.

“And his transitions sometimes, he looks like ‘okay we lost the ball now and I’ve got to run back now because I’m Arsenal’, but sometimes it doesn’t look like he is interested, so at United he wouldn’t last long – especially with Jose [Mourinho].

“If you put players into categories, I would put him in the with Mkhitaryan and Mata, so you already have two players like this.

“Technical, good vision, proper playmakers. So why would you sign another? You don’t need to pile these types of players.”

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