Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel ‘will do anything’ to join Manchester United and replicate his father Peter. That is according to his former Man City team-mate Mikkel Bischoff.
The Denmark star has been a reliable presence for Leicester for many years and established himself as one of the Premier League’s top goalkeepers.
United face a goalkeeping conundrum this summer with David De Gea having arguably his worst season for the club, Dean Henderson impressing on loan at Sheffield United and Sergio Romero growing restless at the lack of first-team opportunities.
United could also move into the transfer market to help solve their issues.
And Bischoff believes United should look no further than Schmeichel to provide the quality they need.
“United will certainly not be deterred by his age of 33 years,” Bischoff told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.
“The most successful goalkeepers at the club in recent years have been well into their thirties. He can easily play three or four good years there.
“Schmeichel is a huge United fan. He always has been and always will be, it will be the biggest dream come true if he were to succeed [in joining United].
“If Kasper gets the opportunity to play just ten games for United, then he jumps. It’s simply so big for him. He is such a big fan that he will do anything to get to that club.”
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Meanwhile, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged his players to live up to their tag of favourites to win the Europa League and end the season with silverware.
United’s most recent trophy was the Europa League in 2017 when Jose Mourinho was in charge.
And Solskjaer feels his squad needs to build a culture of winning again.
He said: “Some players enjoy that pressure of having to do something. Of course we want to get to the next step on this journey with this team and win things.
“We’ve been to the semis in the FA Cup and into the semis of the Carabao Cup and third in the league, but now we want to kick on because all these players want to win trophies and this team needs to know that we can go past the semis and get to a final.
“I think it’s important and we’re always hungry to improve all the time. And we’re hungry to win.
“When you’re at Man United, there are two things that matter: improving and winning. We want to lift a trophy, of course.
“The time that you do it is a great occasion for everyone, getting your hands on any trophy, and some of these need to get that feeling.”
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