Roy Keane urges Jose Mourinho to sign Seamus Coleman at Man United

by Leo Nieboer

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has encouraged Jose Mourinho to sign Everton’s Seamus Coleman over the summer.

The Irishman, now enjoying his seventh straight season as Everton’s first choice right back, has been linked with a move to Old Trafford ever since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.

It was reported earlier in the season that Mourinho had sent club representatives to Goodison Park to monitor both Romelu Lukaku and Coleman.

And Keane believes that the 29-year-old would make an excellent addition to Mourinho’s line-up for next season.

“I’d love to see Seamus at Man United,” he said. “It would suit him down to the ground. Obviously, he’s at a very good club in Everton. He isn’t getting any younger.

“From a selfish point of view, from an Irish point of view, you want players like Seamus playing in the Champions League and getting a taste of football at that level.

“Saying that, joining United might not mean Champions League at this moment in time.”

Coleman resembles a player you could trust: composed at the back, dangerous going forward and, of course, blessed with an indefatigable work rate and plenty of Premier League experience.

But it should be noted that, out of any position, the right back slot is probably the least attractive to any potential newcomers, primarily due to Antonio Valencia‘s seemingly immovable presence in that role this season. And one suspects that Coleman – who, at the age of 29, is entering the latter stages of his career – would prefer regular game time under Ronald Koeman over keeping the bench warm at Old Trafford next season.

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