Man Utd told to sign Richarlison by cult hero as he’s ‘wasted at Tottenham’
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Former Manchester United midfielder Kleberson believes the club should make a move for Tottenham Hotspur striker Richarlison.
The Brazilian forward has endured a very difficult time ever since he moved to the north Londoners for £60million last summer. He is yet to find the back of the net in the Premier League and has only scored two goals in 23 appearances in all competitions. Both strikes came in the same game; a 2-0 home victory over Marseille in the Champions League.
The only bright spark on his season so far came in the World Cup, which saw him notch three goals and one assist, before the South Americans were knocked out by Croatia in the quarter-finals. However, despite the difficult season he has endured, Kleberson thinks his fellow countryman is worth the risk.
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“I'd really like to see Richarlison play for Man Utd,” the former United player said to OLBG. “He's the kind of striker that could help United a lot. Especially with teams pressing, he can do a low block, he can put pressure on the centre-back and he can get inside the box.
"He's played in the Premier League for many years, he understands the rules and he's a really hard-working player. As Man Utd get more structure and consistency, winning more games, I think Richarlison is a player who could do a lot for the club.
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“When Richarlison was at Everton, I think he should have gone to Manchester United instead of Tottenham. It could have been different.
“Now he doesn't play much and he doesn't get many opportunities. He's competing with guys at Tottenham who are amazing players. He's on the bench, but he's competing with these big players.
“As a club, sometimes you need to take a risk because he's not a bad player, he's an amazing player. He plays for Brazil's national team, he just needs game time and some confidence from the coach and the team. I believe he could easily do an amazing job for United.” United currently have Wout Weghorst leading the line, while Marcus Rashford is also sometimes moved into the centre-forward position by Ten Hag.
United have previously been linked with a move for Richarlison’s teammate Harry Kane, as well as Napoli forward Victor Osimhen.
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