Paul Parker backs Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger to improve Man Utd

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Could Antonio Rudiger join Manchester United? (Picture: Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Paul Parker believes Antonio Rudiger would be ‘absolutely perfect’ for Manchester United but any move to Old Trafford is ‘ambitious.’

The Chelsea defender is out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to commit his future to the club.

Rudiger is attracting interest from a host of European clubs with United also linked with showing interest in the talented German who has been one of the standout performers for the Blues this season.

Former Red Devil Parker reckons a partnership alongside Raphael Varane would be beneficial but moving to Old Trafford would take a lot of work from his side to get the club challenging for trophies once more.

‘If he was to stay at Chelsea. He’s very influential and the fans idolise him,’ Parker said.

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Thomas Tuchel is reluctant to let Antonio Rudiger leave the club (Picture: James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

‘To come to Manchester United, I would say that is ambitious. I would understand why he would want to and I think he would make a difference.’

‘If you had him next to Varane, what a difference you’re talking about. Good pace and you’re talking about someone who’s won a World Cup, Champions League and then you’ve got a centre-half, who in the old-school way of talking is actually a leader.

‘He actually shouts and screams, bosses people about, dictates the people. When people aren’t doing it, he tells them because he doesn’t make that many mistakes himself. He keeps things simple. He’d be absolutely perfect.

‘It all depends on him being ambitious. Does he want to go to Manchester United and be the difference-maker at the back?

‘”I’m the one that took them forward” and all of a sudden the momentum started and they started winning games and 2 years down the line, they go on and win a Premier League and everyone says he’s the signing that made the difference because the back line was poor. Then I would certainly get that.’

Chelsea will hope Rudiger makes a decision on his future soon as the 28-year-old can open talks with interested clubs when the January transfer window opens.


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