Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has urged Manchester United to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Robson, who was part of the Manchester United side that dominated the early years of the Premiership in the 1990’s, has singled out the Czech as the perfect replacement for David de Gea.
The Spaniard, who is currently the first choice goalkeeper at Old Trafford, appears ever more likely to leave the club in favour of the Santiago Bernabeu and Real Madrid.
Cech on the other hand is also searching for more regular first team football, having lost his place in the starting line up to Thibaut Courtois. The 33-year old has been linked with a move to Arsenal, but has stated he is currently unsure where his future lies.
Robson said in the interview:
“It’s important to bring in players as soon as possible. If De Gea has to be replaced, Cech would be ideal – he could do for the club what Edwin van der Sar did.”
Speaking more broadly about his former club’s need to strengthen and what United’s aims should be for next season, Robson continued:
“Ideally, United will be able to strengthen the back, midfield and attack. And also, hopefully, one or two of the kids will make their mark, as the likes of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes did.
“The first job, though, is to get through the qualifying stage of the Champions League and that’s not a given. There will be some top clubs in the draw with United, so it could be really tough.”
Cech has had a remarkably successful career at Stamford Bridge, with four Premiership titles and a Champions League success in 2012 being his most notable honours.