Gary Neville can't understand why Manchester United aren't making an approach for Liverpool transfer target Thiago Alcantara.
The Bayern Munich midfielder has made it clear he wants to move on this summer with a switch to the Premier League his preferred choice.
Liverpool are keen to land the 29-year-old but are yet to make a bid as they are trying to raise the necessary funds.
Thiago is only valued at £27million by Bayern given he has less than a year remaining on his contract – a snip for a player of his quality.
But despite reportedly making enquiries, United have not tried to swoop ahead of their rivals for Thiago's signature.
"United weren’t really strongly linked with him and I can see why with Pogba and Fernandes," Neville told 90min. "But watching him play in a two-man midfield for Bayern Munich I don’t think he needs to play in a forward role.
"I think he can play deeper and United’s players in that position – Fred, [Scott] McTominay, [Nemanja] Matic – have all done okay.
"But if [Thiago] was there… I think he’s clever enough to intercept, read the game and do the things that a holding midfielder can.
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"You don’t need to be six feet tall, tackle and quick to play in that position anymore. You just need to be intelligent and understand the game, and he’s got that in abundance."
United are continuing to focus their efforts on signing priority target Jadon Sancho, while they have strengthened their midfield with the acquisition of Donny van de Beek.
The addition of Thiago though would be a coup for any side in the Premier League, following his starring role in Bayern's impressive treble last season.
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Former United star Wayne Rooney has even suggested the title race would be "done" if Liverpool complete the signing, and Neville feels his old club should be doing all they can to stop that happening.
He added: "I don’t know why United wouldn’t try and get him, particularly if he was going to Liverpool because it would strengthen them."
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