Manchester United got the best of Jose Mourinho’s comeback to Old Trafford, beating his Tottenham Hotspurs 2-1 to give him the first defeat of his tenure as the team’s new boss.
However, United legend Peter Schmeichel still couldn’t take his eyes off of one of Tottenham’s players: Heung-min Son, who has really stepped up in his development over the course of the last couple of seasons.
Hence, the former Goalkeeper said during the Amazon Prime Sport broadcast that he’d love to see Son play for Manchester United, claiming he’s the kind of player that’s tailor-made for the club and deeming him ‘incredible’:
“I would love to see him (at Old Trafford). Yeah, I know (there are quite a few players I would have from Spurs). He is an incredible player. It really is difficult to understand how good he is,” Schmeichel said, as quoted by Goal.
Son truly stepped up last season when Harry Kane was sidelined with an injury, and his versatility allows him to play on either flank of the pitch, right outside the box, or even as the team’s number 9, so it would be a huge pickup for the Red Devils in case they decide to take Schmeichel’s advice.
Moreover, the legendary goalkeeper didn’t waste the chance to take a slight shot at Jose Mourinho – one of the club’s most hated men right now – for the way he lined up against the Red Devils, claiming he must have a lot of regrets:
“Hindsight is such a great thing. I think if Jose looks back at this game, he’ll have regrets over the way he lined up today. We started out thinking ‘ooh, this is so anti-Jose’. I expected him to come in and park the bus and see what happens. Then, he goes out and plays attacking players, (Lucas) Moura, Alli, Son, (Harry) Kane, even (Moussa) Sissoko and we thought they were going to come in and attack.
But they didn’t, they came out and sat back. I think that was part of the tactic. With how the second half unfolded, with (Tanguy) Ndombele coming on, he did really well. I think he would have started with him today,” he concluded.
United aren’t exactly thriving, however, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team has struggled to keep up the pace with the top four and is currently sitting at the 6th spot of the table.