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Yorke: 'Mbappe to Man Utd will have a big impact like Messi, Ronaldo'

Published:2023-07-28 By Hồng Duy(MetaSports) Comments
According to former striker Dwight Yorke, the old club Man Utd should recruit Kylian Mbappe to make an impact like Lionel Messi at Inter Miami or Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford in the summer of 2021.

"If Man Utd sign Mbappe, it will be very good for the Premier League because there will be competition between both Manchester clubs and their superstars," Yorke told OLBG on July 26. "Mbappe will probably bring Man Utd back to being the number one club both on and off the pitch. Man Utd will not be the number one club for many years, but the recruitment of Mbappe will elevate the team to that status."

The former Trinidad & Tobago striker cited Lionel Messi's influence at Inter Miami. The Argentina star contributed three goals and one assist in the first two matches, helping Inter Miami cut a series of 11 games without a win, including eight defeats. The presence of the 2022 World Cup champion also makes Inter Miami one of the most watched clubs in the media.

"You see what Messi did at Inter Miami, I think that's what Mbappe would do with Man Utd if he went to Old Trafford," Yorke continued. "Mbappe will make Man Utd different from the rest of the clubs. The Premier League is already the number one tournament in the world, and will be raised even more with Mbappe."

Yorke emphasized that Man Utd will be the second Premier League title candidate after Man City if they recruit Mbappe, and the deal will have the same impact as bringing Ronaldo back to Old Trafford in 2021.

With the Portuguese forward, Man Utd's social media engagement, such as shares, likes and comments, nearly doubled, to more than two billion in just the first 12 months. Thanks to that, Man Utd for the first time surpassed Barca and Real to become the club with the largest number of interactions on social networks worldwide. Ronaldo is also Man Utd's number one star with 24 goals in all competitions in the 2021-2022 season, before he broke his relationship with Man Utd at the end of 2022 and left.

"Mbappe is currently the most exciting player in the world. Messi and Ronaldo both still have huge followings, and Mbappe is on his way to do so," Yorke expressed. "I will be excited as a player as well as a fan if Mbappe signs for Man Utd. Man Utd players, Man City will be excited too, and that will lift the players and the club to one level. a new level".

This summer, Man Utd parted ways with Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe, David de Gea, Alex Telles, Anthony Elanga and signed Mason Mount and Andre Onana. "Red Devils" are prioritizing strengthening the striker, with the top target being Atalanta's Rasmus Hojlund. According to Goal, the Old Trafford owner has reached an agreement with the Danish striker, but needs to close the transfer fee with Atalanta - the club requires $ 78 million to pay in cash.

According to Sky Sports, Man Utd is one of the clubs interested in signing Mbappe - the striker was removed from the list of PSG's pre-season tour in Japan and was put on the transfer floor. But in the press conference on July 25, coach Erik ten Hag denied this rumor when he did not want to talk about the player still under contract with another club.

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