Paul Merson was shocked with Manchester United not signing Micky

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Paul Merson says he was stunned by Manchester United not signing Micky Van De Ven. Merson praised Tottenham Hotspurs‘ defender Micky after a great start to his Premier League debut season. Merson’s comments on Sky Sports Soccer Special about the Tottenham star came as the Red Devils meekly bowed out of the Carabao Cup. Moreover, Spurs sit on top of the table with Micky playing a key role in their defense.

Merson was firing his words on Erik Ten hag and his poor tactical gameplay. He questions the Dutch manager saying,

“I would be asking questions if I owned the club.

“I would be sitting there now and I would be going to you as the manager ‘Why didn’t we get the lad at Tottenham?

“He’s Dutch. You’re Dutch. You know the league. You know the players. Why is he at Tottenham and he isn’t here? And we haven’t got a centre-half’.

“No disrespect to Evans. But you are playing a 30-odd-year-old next to Maguire. Varane can’t get fit.

“Lindelof, I don’t think is a real centre-half, if I am being totally honest. I wouldn’t mind him marking me.

“Then you are looking at this player (Van de ven), who is one of the best centre-halves in the league, at the moment.

“And he isn’t playing for Man United. He wasn’t £80-90 million. Serious questions.”

Tottenham have went from one of the struggling sides to a top-flying club under Ange Postecoglou. This is the result of all the fair investments by the board and staff. Although, it is no guarantee that Micky would have been a success at United. However, situation might be a different one than it is now at Old Trafford.

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