Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has said he would like to see Everton’s Seamus Coleman join the 2017 EFL Cup Winners.
The Red Devils legend believes that his fellow countryman should be playing at the pinnacle of football during his peak years, and joining his ex-club could give him the opportunity to do that.
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“I’d love to see Seamus at Man United”, the Republic of Ireland assistant manager told the Daily Express.
“It would suit him down to the ground.
“Obviously, he’s at a very good club in Everton.
“[But] 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.”
The 28-year-old right back arrived at the Toffees in 2009, and has had an illustrious career at Goodison Park – pulling on the Everton shirt 244 times.
However, the defender was linked with a move to Old Trafford during the January transfer window, but according to the player no contact was made between himself and the Manchester United hierarchy.
Coleman is known for his expert defending and has helped his side keep 10 Premier League clean sheets this campaign.
But the Republic of Ireland international has also added goals to his game in recent seasons, netting four times this term – something Red Devils veteran Antonio Valencia has not done since 2014.
With the 31-year-old having only one year left on his current deal, United boss Jose Mourinho may see the Blues’s prized asset as the perfect replacement for his ageing right back.